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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Town of Washington Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 344 - 345)


The following biographies appear below in order as found in the book.  Feel free to browse through the whole page or click on the alphabetized name list to go directly to the bio of interest to you:

BEEBE, W. H. H.
BLAKE, A. E.
FLINN, Thomas J.

HOBBS, John
HOBBS, Joseph
PEASE, Cyrus D.
RILEY, George W.
ROBBINS, E. Wheeler
TURNER, N. P.

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BEEBE, W. H. H.

W. H. H. BEEBE, farmer. Was born in Arlington, Bennington Co., Vt., Dec. 25, 1839. Came to Wisconsin in 1856, with parents. Enlisted Oct., 1861, in Co. G, 6th Wis. I. Was wounded in the first Shiloh fight, and discharged for disability, Aug. 25, 1862. Re-enlisted Dec. 23, 1863, in the same regiment, Co. H, Captain Whipple, and served the balance of the war; was with Gen. Sherman in his famous march, all through to Washington; mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 12, 1865; was orderly sergeant when mustered out. Was married in Washington, Eau Claire Co., Dec. 20, 1874, to Miss Emma Neil. Has two children, Justin E. and Emma E. Was the first Town Treasurer in the history of the town, and has been so the last five years. Side Supervisor one term. Mr. Beebe has a fine farm of 200 acres.

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BLAKE, A. E.

A. E. BLAKE, farmer. Was born in Carpenter, Chenango Co., N. Y., April 29, 182l. Came to Wisconsin in 1861, and settled in Eau Claire County, on his present farm of 600 acres. He was married in Carpenter, Chenango Co., N. Y., Sept. 22, 1846, to Miss E. Thorpe. Mr. Blake is a member of the Presbyterian Church, also of the Temple of Honor. Was Town Clerk one year. Is now and has been for a number of years, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

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FLINN, Thomas J.

THOMAS J. FLINN, farmer. Was born in Watertown, May 10, 1856. His parents, Patrick and Eliza (Reed) Flinn, moved to Iowa, located in Mitchell County, and in 1863, came to Eau Claire County. They have a fine farm of 360 acres, devoted to the raising of grain and grass.

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HOBBS, Joseph

JOSEPH HOBBS, farmer. Married in Green Lake County, Dec. 25, 1860, to Miss Jane Wilson. They have eight children - Tabatha E., Henry A., Mary E., Frank W., Annie, Laurina, Daniel and Edwin. Mr. Hobbs is a member of Washington Grange, No. 321.

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HOBBS, John

JOHN HOBBS, farmer. Was born in County Kent, England, Nov. 22, 1822. Was engaged in England as machinist, carpenter, joiner, builder, etc., and for a time was in business for himself, near Dover. Came to the United States in 1857, and located in Marquette, now Green Lake Co. Moved to Eau Claire, in 1859, and in the Spring of 1860, settled on his present farm. Was married in Dover, England, December, 1844, to Miss Georgiana Wall, who died in July, 1874. They had five children - Mary, widow of R. Petipher; Walter, killed battle of Cold Harbor, in 36th Wis.; Jemima Jane, now Mrs. A. D. Wyman; Robert M., Austen T. Was married to his present wife, December, 1875. She was Miss Celia Wall, sister of his first wife. Mr. Hobbs was a member of the Druids and Foresters in England. Was Chairman of Board of Supervisors one year, and is now Town Clerk.

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PEASE, Cyrus D.

CYRUS D. PEASE, farmer. Was born in St. Joseph Co., Mich., Aug. 22, 1835. His father was born in Enfield, Conn., in 1804; lived for a time in Monroe Co., N. Y., and from there moved to St. Joseph Co., Mich., in 1836. Came to Wisconsin in 1846, and located in Green Lake County. In 1857, moved to Eau Claire County, and settled on present farm. Original farm contained 920 acres. His mother, Cynthia Ann (Hunt) Pease, was from Monroe Co., N. Y., formerly from Vermont. Mr. C. D. Pease was one of twelve children, of whom four are living. He came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1846, and to Eau Claire County in 1857. He was married in Pepin County, in 1873, to Mary E. Timblin. They have three children - Roy Arthur, Florence Aurelia and Ethel Irene. Mr. P. is a member of Washington Grange, No. 321. Is farming 140 acres.

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RILEY, George W.

GEORGE W. RILEY, farmer. Was born in Canada West, in 1838. Came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1846. They settled in Milwaukee, where his father died. Moved to Eau Claire in 1856; pre-empted a piece of land, which he lost; then bought a farm. In August, 1886, enlisted in 8th Wis., Co. C, and served until 1863. Re-enlisted in the veterans, and served in that organization; was wounded, and disabled for three months. Was married in Eau Claire, March, 1866, to Mary E. Owens. They had four children, of which three survive - Estelle M., Imogene M. and Percy E. Mr. Riley is a member of the Temple of Honor. Was Chairman Town Board several terms, also held school offices.

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TURNER, N. P.

N. P. TURNER, farmer, Washington, Born in Delaware County, N. Y., in 1820; came from there to the town of Washington, in 1865. Began farming with 160 acres, and by industry and careful management has added 140 acres, besides eighty acres of valuable coal land in Missouri. Married Delili Dibble, of Delaware Co., N. Y., in 1845. They have six children.

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ROBBINS, E. Wheeler

E. WHEELER ROBBINS, Washington Township, was born in the town of Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y., Feb. 24, 1821, and at the age of five moved with his parents to Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y. In 1845, he came to Fond du Lac, and a year later to Green Lake. In 1854, located on Sec. 27, Township 27, Range 9, in Washington (now Eau Claire) County, where he has since engaged in farming. In 1877, he became interested in the Eau Claire Woolen Mill, which is located on Sec. 27, in the town of Washington; is a one-set mill, doing mostly custom work; manufactures cassimeres, flannels and yarns, and employs ten men. The mill chiefly supplies the home market. He was married in the town of Sugar Grove, Warren Co., Pa., in January, 1846, to Laura Pond, who was born in Oneida Co., N. Y. They have two children, Hubbard T. and Martha E. (now Mrs. Stoddard Field, of Osseo, Trempealeau Co.) Mr. Robbins was a member of the first Town Board in his town, serving several years in that capacity; was Assessor in the town of Eau Claire one term, and in the town of Washington two years; was Side Supervisor several times, and Superintendent of the County Poor for three years, in the early days of the county. The first deed recorded in the county was made to Mr. Robbins, and recorded by him. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and of the Good Templars.



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