Bio: Pearsall, Earle S. (1914)


Surnames: Pearsall, Gonsolus, Davis


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) page 814


Earle S. Pearsall, district manager for the Wisconsin National Life Insurance Company, was born in Ontario, Canada, February 15, 1872, the son of James and Isabel (Gonsolus) Pearsall, and is of English and Spanish extraction. He was reared in Nebraska, received his education in the public schools of Columbus, that state, and the Omaha business college. He began his business career in 1888 as clerk in the dry goods store at Columbus, and later entered the First National Bank of that city as bookkeeper, but resigned that position to accept the management of a gents' furnishing store in the same town, and continued in that position until the breaking out of the Spanish-American War. At that time, 1898, he was a member of the Nebraska National Guards, which later became the first regiment of Nebraska volunteers; he served fourteen months in the Philippines as a sergeant in the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. On his return home in 1899, he located at Omaha, Neb., where he was engaged for a short time in the brokerage business, and in 1900 came to Eau Claire, where he has since been connected with the Dells Paper and Pulp Company, and the Eau Claire Dells Improvement Company, being secretary of the latter corporation, and since 1911 he has been district manager of the Wisconsin National Life Insurance Company, also secretary of the Davis Falls Land Company, Inc.


On June 14, 1900, Mr. Pearsall married Miss Emile Davis, daughter of David R. Davis, of Eau Claire, and has two children, Earle S., Jr., and Jane Geraldine. Captain Pearsall is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, of Eau Claire, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Knights of Pythias, is also commander of Camp No. 27, Spanish-American War Veterans. Upon coming to Eau Claire, Mr. Pearsall joined the Wisconsin National Guards and since 1902 has been captain of Company E, Third Regiment.





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