Bio: Lockerby, Dwight D. (1914)


Surnames: Lockerby, Tanner, Davis, Coleman, Buzzell 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 776-777 

Dwight D. Lockerby, a member of the Eau Claire city council, was born in Northfield, Minn., June 24, 1867; the son of Oscar and Jeannette (Tanner) Lockerby. The father, a native of New York, and the mother, of Connecticut, and were descendants of Scotch and English ancestry. The parents were pioneers of Minnesota, where the father cleared and improved a farm of 160 acres and carried on general farming, and they are now living retired at Northfield, that state. They reared a family of five children, viz: Lee; Elizabeth married C. A. Davis; Dwight D.; Bert, and Benjamin, who is now deceased. 

Mr. Lockerby was reared in Northfield and received his education in the public schools. He began his business career as an employee for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company as telegraph operator and cashier, with whom he remained for six years at Faribault and Northfield, Minn. In 1891 he became connected with the Wisconsin Central Railway, now known as the Soo Line, as cashier and bookkeeper at Chippewa Falls, Wis. In 1893 he was transferred to Eau Claire as ticket agent, promoted to general agent in 1899, which responsible position he held until April, 1914, at which time he was elected councilman of Eau Claire for a period of six years, under the new commission form of government, assuming the duties of the office on April 21. He married on June 13, 1893, Miss Ada, daughter of Frank M. and Thursa (Coleman) Buzzell, of Chippewa Falls. 

Mr. Lockerby is an active worker for the welfare of the city and is a prominent member of the Episcopal church.




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