Bio: Pierce, Forest George (1914)



Surnames: Pierce, Winrose, Bradford, Churchill, Cater, Morris, Comings


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 816-817


Forest George Pierce, who resides in the town of Brunswick, Eau Claire county, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising, was born at Fosbroke, Dunn county, February 10, 1879. His father, Mervin E. Pierce, was born in November, 1849, at Paris, Kenosha county, Wis., and moved to Eau Claire with his parents at the age of eight years, and was here educated in the public schools and worked on a farm. When he reached the age of 21, he owned a farm in Dunn county, where he spent a few years and then removed to Brunswick township and purchased the John Winrose farm of 120 acres, to which he has added many improvements and now resides, one of the most prosperous farmers of his township. He is a general farmer and stock raiser and carries on an extensive dairy business. He married Sarah Bradford, daughter of George H. and Margaret (Cater) Bradford, of New York State, and they have the following children: Hattie married Birney Churchill, a well-known contractor, of Eau Claire; Forest G., the subject of this sketch; Schuyler, a farmer in the town of Brunswick; Henry resides at Rock Falls, Wis.; Edgar married Cora Morris and resides at home and carries on the farm.


George Pierce, paternal grandfather of Forest G., was born in the State of New York, but later moved to Kenosha county, Wisconsin, where he followed farming for a number of years, then moved to Eau Claire county and later to Dunn county, where he died, having spent his entire life engaged in farming.


Forest G., after finishing his education in the common and high schools, took a course in dairying in Madison, after which he returned to the home farm and assisted in its operation until he became connected with the Eau Claire Creamery Company as butter maker, a position he held for three years. In 1909 he purchased the Washington Churchill farm of 130 acres in Brunswick township, located on the Chippewa river, which is now known as the Riverside Farm. In addition to his general farming, he is largely engaged in raising full blooded Holstein cattle, Percheron horses and Red Duroc hogs, and also does an extensive business, selling his milk and cream to the Rock Falls Creamery. He is one of the active and progressive farmers of his town, is independent in politics and belongs to the Catholic



On May 20, 1908, he married Miss Francis E. Comings, daughter of George F. Comings, of Brunswick township, and they are the parents of two children - Francis Willard and George Forest Pierce.




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