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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Eau Claire Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 314 - 338)

"E" Surnames

EAGLES, Joseph R.
ELDRED, (Mrs.)
ELLIOTT, Hugh M.
ELLIS, A. C. (Hon.)
ELLIS, J. T.
ELLIS, Samuel

ELLISON, B. C. (Mrs.)
ELWELL, R.

ERICKSON, Martin
EVERSON, Louis


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EAGLES, Joseph R.

JOSEPH R. EAGLES, builder, Eau Claire, was born in Buffalo, Erie Co., N. Y., where he learned his trade. Came to Wisconsin in 1865, and after passing some time in Trempealeau County, and a short time in Minnesota, removed to Eau Claire for permanent residence in 1869. Married in Trempealeau County, August 28, 1869, to Mrs. Nichols, formerly from Illinois. Have one child, Charles, born in 1870.

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ELDRED, Mrs.

MRS. ELDRED, millinery, Eau Claire, does the best business in her line in the city. Employs three assistants, in addition to apprentices. Came to Wisconsin in 1866, settled in Eau Claire, and opened present business. Born in Schuyler County, N. Y. Married at Hector, Schuyler Co., March 20, 1858. Has one child, Fanny. Mrs. Eldred's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. Phelps, of Tompkins County, N. Y., had seven children - Helen (now Mrs. S. J. Eldred), Cicero, Harlowe, Warren, Nancy (now Mrs. H. Brown), Lucy (now Mrs. L. Chandler), and Augusta (now Mrs. Hy. Smith).

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ELLIOTT, Hugh M.

HUGH M. ELLIOTT, sawyer Dells Lumber Company, Eau Claire, was born in Allegany Co., N.Y., June 3, 1846; came to Wisconsin in 1867, and settled in Eau Claire; spent two years in D. Shaws's store, and then kept books in and ran Estabrook's mill; was with Valley Lumber Company two years, sawing; had charge of the Eddy Mill, Summer of 1880, until August; engaged with the Dells Lumber Company, October, 1880 was married in Eau Claire, in 1871, to Miss Olivia Curtis; has two children, Jered and Josephine; is a member of Eau Claire Lodge, No. 162, A., F. & A. M.

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ELLIS, A. C. (Hon.)

HON. A. C. ELLIS, Eau Claire, came to this city in 1861, and in May of that year enlisted in the 6th Wis. V. I., Co. B. Not being able to get in the army at Eau Claire, he, with seventeen others, went to Prescott, Pierce Co. Only three of the number lived to) return (they are all pensioners). Mr. Ellis served until July, 1867, when he was mustered out. He was wounded at the battle of South Mountain, in 1863, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. He was lieutenant of Co. B; was with Sheridan in Louisiana after the war. In the Fall of 1867, he returned to Eau Claire, and practiced law from 1870 to 1880; was County Judge for seven years prior to his resignation in the Fall of 1880. Since December, 1880, he has been connected with the Northwestern Lumber Company. He was born in Licking, near Granville, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1843, and moved to Aurora, Ill., in 1856, remaining there until he came to Eau Claire. He was married, March 12, 1870, to Eliza M. Potter, a daughter of N. Potter, of Eau Claire. They have two children, Hannah and Cornelia.

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ELLIS, J. F.

J. F. ELLIS, Eau Claire, was born in the town of Jerusalem, Yates Co., N. Y., June 5, 1843. His father, Hernando C. Ellis, came to Wisconsin forty-five years ago, but soon returned to New York. In 1847, he brought his family to Walworth County, residing there a while, and in Columbia County one year. In June, 1855, they located at Rock Creek, Dunn Co., where Mr. Ellis, senior, still resides. J. F. Ellis came to Eau Claire in 1866, and engaged in studying law. He began the practice of that profession in 1870. He was County School Superintendent for two years; is now, and has been for six years, a member of the School Board, and has held several minor offices. He was married in Eau Claire, Oct. 17, 1875, to Cora E. Allen, who was born in Sheboygan. They have one child, Ruth J., born in January, 1880.

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ELLIS, Samuel

SAMUEL ELLIS, Eau Claire, was born in the town of Springfield, Erie Co., Pa., Nov. 1, 1822, and when twenty years of age came to La Grange, Walworth Co., where he engaged in carpenter and joiner work, and in farming. In 1856 or 1857, he went to Palmyra, and run an hotel there until May 1, 1861, when he came to Eau Claire, and engaged in the livery business, which he has since continued. He was married, in La Grange, to Amanda Adams, who was born in New York State, and died soon after marriage, leaving one son, William E., now of Texas. He was married to his present wife, Harriet French, in Palmyra, Jefferson Co. They have three children living - Cora L., Frank E. and Harry S., and have lost two children.

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ELLISON, B. C. (Mrs.)

MRS. B. C. ELLISON, musician, has been a successful teacher, having a large number of pupils, and is giving entire satisfaction. Mrs. Ellison made a thorough study of music for seven years, under the best teachers in the East. Having made teaching a financial success, she has retired from it. Mrs. Ellison was born in Osceola, Penn.

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ELWELL, R.

R. ELWELL, farmer, Eau Claire, was born in Oleonte, Otsego Co., N. Y., June 22, 1833; came to Eau Claire in 1857; taught school three Winters, milling Summers; was clerking for I. W. Farwell two years, then book-keeper for Daniel Shaw & Co. until 1864. On his return from the army he returned to Shaw & Co.'s, and was with them eight years. He enlisted in August, 1864, in Co. K (new company), 5th Wis., as private; was mustered out as orderly sergeant in June, 1865. Married in Eau Claire, June 9, 1861, to Martha Boree, of that place. They have four children, of which survive Lucy, William Willis and Etta May. He belongs to the orders of I. O. O. F. and Temple of Honor.

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ERICKSON, Martin

MARTIN ERICKSON, first molder in N. Shaw's Foundry, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1866, and located at Eau Claire, where he has been employed in the same capacity for the past fifteen years. He was born in Norway, in 1841, and was married to Annie Anderson, a a native of Norway, in March, 1866.

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EVERSON, Louis

LOUIS EVERSON, millwright Eau Claire Lumber Company, Eau Claire, was born in Norway, April 30, 1841, and came to Wisconsin in 1867, and located at Dunn, where he was employed as millwright for five years; came to Eau Claire in 1872, and has been employed in present capacity for eight years. He was married in Norway, in April, 1867, to Julia Thompson, who was born in that country. They have two children, Theodore and Ida Julia.

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