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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Eau Claire Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 314 - 338)

"A" Surnames

ALEXANDER, Charles ALLEN, Fred A. ALLEN, James AMES, Edward Le Roy (Dr.)



CHARLES ALEXANDER, physician and surgeon, Eau Claire, was born in the town of Pittston, Kennebec Co., Me., April 28, 1824. When he was four years old. he was removed to Farmington, Franklin Co., Me. He was educated at Yarmouth and Farmington academies, and graduated from the Medical Department of the University of the city of New York, March 8, 1850, having attended lectures at Harvard, and at the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. He came to Eau Claire in September, 1866, and engaged in practice here. He has been for several years President of the School Board. Has held various positions in the Baptist Church; was for four or five years superintendent of the Sabbath school. He was Surgeon-in-Chief in the 5th Army Corps. The doctor has one son, Joseph B. Alexander, who was born Nov. 21, 1870.


ALLEN, Fred A.

FRED A. ALLEN, proprietor saloon of Central Hotel, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1865, and located at Chippewa Falls. Kept saloon for three years. Came to Eau Claire in 1869; was a lath contractor for some years. Commenced present business March 19, 1881. Was born in Switzerland, Sept. 1, 1848, and came to America in 1862, and farmed in Illinois for several years. Married in Eau Claire. Oct. 12, 1876, to Mary Buellesbach, who was born in this place. They have two children, Elizabeth and Joseph.


ALLEN, James

JAMES ALLEN, raft contractor, Empire Lumber Co., Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1850, and located in Sheboygan County, and was engaged in lumbering for nine years. Came to Eau Claire in Fall of 1859; was contractor for booms, etc., for two years, and has been employed in present capacity since 1861. Was born in Halifax, N. S., 1821, and came to United States in 1833. Was married at Calais, Me., 1842, to Emily G. Pond, who was born in Maine. They have five children - Edward M., who served in the war, and is now in sewing machine business in Eau Claire: Fred, served in the war, and is now in orange business in Florida; Cora, now Mrs. Frank Ellis; Chas. S., school teacher, and Willie.


AMES, Edward Le Roy (Dr.)

DR. EDWARD LE ROY AMES, surgeon dentist, Eau Claire, was born in Boston, Mass., Aug. 28, 1855. His parents, Rev. L. F. and A. B. Ames (now residing in Napoleon, Ohio), moved to Ohio in 1860, where he remained until 1876, when he went to Blissfield, Mich., and commenced practicing dentistry, having studied his profession the two previous years. After two years residence in Blissfield, he removed to Marinette, Wis., and Oct. 1, 1880 entered the senior class of the Dental Surgery Department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor. He came to Eau Claire April 25, 1881, and has since engaged in the practice of his profession. He is a member of the Good Templars' Lodge.

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