Bio: Nickerson, James H. (1914)


Surnames: Nickerson, Bright, Warner


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 806-807


James H. Nickerson, influential farmer and president of the Fairchild village; was born in McHenry county, Illinois, September 14, 1865. His parents, Stephen and Margaret (Bright) Nickerson, were natives of Cazenovia, New York, and England respectively, and is of Scotch and English descent. The parents of Mr. Nickerson were pioneers of McHenry county, where the father owned a farm of 250 acres, which he subdued, improved and brought to a good state of cultivation, and where he lived and died. The family consisted of four children Alvarado is deceased; Florence, deceased wife of Loren Warner; James H., the subject of this sketch, and Rosa.


Mr. Nickerson was reared on the old homestead in McHenry county; attended the district school and assisted in flu- farm work. After attaining his majority, he went to Rock county, Wisconsin, where he was variously employed for several years. He subsequently returned to his home county and embarked in the livery business at Marengo, which he followed in connection with the buying and selling of real estate for thirteen years. In 1900 he came to Eau Claire county and purchased 1,000 acres of land in the town of Fairchild, of which he still owns 480 acres, 160 acres of which he has improved and cultivated himself. In addition to his farming operations he is engaged in the buying and selling of real estate in Wisconsin and adjoining states. He is married and has resided in the village of Fairchild since 1900. In 1913 he was elected president of the village and has filled the office with dignity and honor.





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