Bio: Pelletier, Charles (1914)
Surnames: Pelletier, Laird, Maning, Weisenfeldt, Farr, Bailey
----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 814-815
Charles Pelletier, successful business man and highly respected citizen, of Eau Claire, was born at Sand Rock, Canada, and is one of a family of eighteen children born to Mitchell and Sophia (Laird) Pelletier, all of whom are now deceased, but three. Besides our subject the others were Hal, Francis, Thomas, Joseph, Ida, Virginia, Adelaide, Mary, Martin, Ostin, Alexander, John, Charles, Jule, Lewis, Mitchell and Fida, and one who died in infancy. The parents spent their lives in Canada, where the father died in 1891 and the mother in 1896.
Raised in Canada, Mr. Pelletier received his education in the schools of his home town. He came to the United States and spent two years in Grand Traverse, Michigan, and then in 1871 came to Eau Claire where he was first employed with the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, with whom he remained for fifteen years. He served five years on the police force of Eau Claire under Mayors Farr and Bailey, and twenty-six years ago opened a grocery store in the city of Eau Claire and for fifteen years of this time ran a bakery shop in connection with the grocery. He has prospered and has become one of the solid business men of Eau Claire, and owns at this time considerable real estate, including four buildings on the street where he lives. He is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and a member of the Order of Catholic Knights.
Mr. Pelletier married Miss Mary Maning, of Durand. Wis., who died in 1902 without issue, and two years later, in 1904, Mr. Pelletier took for his second wife Catherine Weisenfelt, of Eau Claire.
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