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Wisconsin Gold Star List – Green County

Army Albright, William E., 23, Clarno; pvt 53inf; overseas; dd (heart trouble) Sept 16,’18. Amstutz, Fred, 19, Monticello; WNG; Mex Bdr; sgt 127inf; AisneMarne, defsec; kia Aug 5, ’18. Bartlett, William G., 23, m, New Glarus; rct 18rctco, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; U. S.; dd (mening) Jan 25,’18. Berger, Melvin C., 23, Brooklyn; WNG; pvt lcl 28inf; kia Jy 1,’18. Boss, Fred, 26, Argyle; pvt 147inf ; kia Aug 2, ’18. Butler, Garnet C., 24, Monroe; sgt MMregt SigC; U. S.; dd (pneu) Mch 2, ’18. Caradine, John G., 25, Monroe; corp 127inf; Aisne-Marne, defsec, Haute Alsace; dw Aug 12,’18. Chappell, Alfred P., 24, Argyle; pvt 123mgbn; Cote la Marche, Cierges, Danievier, kia Oct 5,’18. Clayton, Jay W., 25, Monroe; sgt 161depbrig; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 6, ’18. Coryell, Stanley, Browntown; WNG; pvt 1cl 162inf; kia Aug 2,’18. Downer, Clarence, 20, Monroe; mec 127inf; Fismes, Juvigny, AisneMarne, Oise-Aisne, defsec, Haute Alsace; kia Aug 30,’18. Giese, George William, 21, Juda ; pvt SATC, Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Peoria, Ill.; U. S.; dd (septicemia) Feb 4, ’19. Gorham, Ralph William, 20, Monroe; SATC UW; dd (pneu) Oct 2a’, ’18. Haren, Arthur W., 24, Monroe; pvt mgbn Camp Hancock Sept rpldrft; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 6, ’18. Holcomb, Ralph E., 20, Monroe; pvt 13fa; Chateau Thierry; dd (pneu) Jan 5, ’19. Johnson, Benjamin, 29, Brooklyn; WNG; pvt 1c1 128inf; U. S.; dd (pneu) Dec 4, ’17. Jones, Herbert, 30, Brady; pvt 53inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Nov 29, ’18. McDermott, Thomas W., 26, Albany; pvt 128inf; overseas; d pistol wound (accident) May 27,’18. Mueller, Ernest, 23, Monroe; WNG; sgt 127inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 27,...

Biography of Homer G. Gilmore

HOMER G. GILMORE. In no part of the world is the flouring industry of greater importance than it is in the United States, nor in any other part of the world can the same excellence of quality of flour be produced. This need not be wondered at. Where is there another country possessing so rich and productive a soil, yielding and in plenty the richest wheat? Indeed, the industry and the importance necessarily attached to it are natural resultants of nature’s generosity. In Christian County, Missouri, the flouring industry is a most important one and foremost among those engaging in it are Messrs. Gilmore & Wasson, proprietors and operators of Riverdale Roller Mills. This firm manufactures the “Gold Coin” and the “Sunrise” brands of flour. The mill has been remodeled recently with all the latest improvements in milling machinery and is now one of the best in the county, having three double sets of rollers of the Livingston manufacture and a wood and iron combination-wheel of the Hawkeye make. Its capacity is sixty barrels per day. Mr. Gilmore is a practical miller, having been engaged in the business for many years, and all customers can rely on getting what they pay for. Our subject was born at Exeter, Green County, Wisconsin, in 1844, and is a son of John and Rosanna (Good) Gilmore, natives of Ireland and Pennsylvania, respectively, the former born about 1806 and the latter in 1831. John Gilmore was the only son of an only son and was liberally educated in his native country, where he learned the tailor’s trade at an early age, following it...

Biography of Eugene F. Skinner

EUGENE F. SKINNER. – Eugene F. Skinner, whose name is a household word throughout the length and breadth of Lane county, located in June, 1846, the Donation claim on which Eugene City, named for him, now stands. He was born at Essex, Essex county, New York, September 13, 1809, and is the youngest son of Major John Joseph Skinner of East Windsor, Connecticut, and a brother of St. John B.L. Skinner of New York, who was an influential officer in the Postoffice Department at Washington City, District of Columbia, under President Lincoln, and first assistant postmaster-general under President Johnson. Having lost his mother when but three months old, Eugene was favored with particular attention by his father, and when he attained the age of fourteen years was taken to Albany, Green County, Wisconsin, among relatives who were all interested in his welfare. While yet in early life, however, he went back to his native state, and to Plattsburg, the home of his childhood. Soon after this he turned his face westward and settled at Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. In youth he was of a most industrious disposition, and by diligent application obtained a good education, which fitted him in after life for many positions of trust and honor. Having lived on a farm, he naturally learned the intricacies of agriculture, and drank in of the spirit of adventure that subsequently developed in him the desire to assume the arduous undertakings of a life on the frontier. He married in Illinois, November 28, 1839, Mary Cook, who was born in Augusta, Oneida county, New York, February 7, 1816. While a...

Biography of Charles F. Brown

Charles Francis Brown is the owner of a fine ranch of one hundred and sixty acres on Camas prairie, near Grangeville, where, in addition to farming and stock raising, he owns and operates a sawmill, manufacturing a large amount of lumber. His well directed efforts are bringing to him a deserved success, and he is accounted one of the substantial citizens of the community. He claims Wisconsin as the state of his nativity, his birth having occurred in Monroe, Green County, on the 15th of November 1846. His parents were William G. and Clarissa (Bartley) Brown, the former a native of Missouri, and the latter of Ohio. They were married in Wisconsin and were numbered among the pioneer settlers of that state. In 1849 the father crossed the plains to California, attracted by the then recent discoveries of gold, and in his mining ventures met with success. He afterward returned to the east, but later again went to the Golden state. He was a man of ability and influence and held a number of public positions of honor and trust. He departed this life in 1898, at the age of eighty-three years, and his wife passed away in the spring of 1899, at the age of eighty-two years. They were the parents of nine children, four of whom are now living. Charles F. Brown, the eighth of the family, was only a small boy when he accompanied his parents to California. He was educated in the public school at Dutch Flat, that state, and afterward engaged in mining. When a young man, however, he came to Camas prairie where...

Biography of William Green

William Green. A Topeka merchant whose name has become synonymous in that city with the highest quality of wares and the most reliable methods of merchandising, William Green came to Kansas in 1885 from Green County, Wisconsin. For more than thirty years he has been identified with the material progress of Topeka and his name would undoubtedly be considered among the first mentioned as foremost citizens. A native of England he was born in Derbyshire on November 17, 1844. When he was about six years of age, in 1851, his parents Joseph and Ruth (Cooper) Green left their English farm and emigrated to America. The ship Florida, a sailing vessel, brought them over in thirty days. Going to Green County, Wisconsin, Joseph Green was a farmer there a few years, and afterwards operated a water power flouring mill at Dayton, Wisconsin, where both he and his wife died. Reared on a Wisconsin farm, and in his father’s mill, William Green had limited opportunities for an education. When he was about nineteen years of age his loyalty to his adopted country was put to the test and he enlisted March 31, 1864, in Company C of the Thirty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry. He served with that regiment until the close of the war. Going out as a private and mustered in as eighth corporal, he went through the five grades of sergeant, was promoted to second lieutenant, and was finally discharged in September, 1865, as first lieutenant. He went to the front at Cold Harbor, Virginia, in June and on the seventeenth of that month got his baptism of fire. In the...

Biography of Edgar W. Boardman, M. D.

Edgar W. Boardman, M. D. Medicine is constantly making tremendous strides forward, with scientific progress shown on every side, and discoveries and inventions are practically changing methods of practice and broadening the viewpoint of both physician and patient. To practice according to the enlightened ideas of the present century requires not only a most careful training but a certain, sure aggressiveness, and no physician of Parsons has this and other admirable qualities in greater degree than has Dr. Edgar W. Boardman, a practicing physician and surgeon of this city since 1888. Doctor Boardman was born at Fort Dodge, Iowa, January 10, 1864, and is a son of Dr. H. E. and Susan C. (Locke) Boardman. The Boardmans originated in England, from which country two brothers came to America at an early day in the history of the American Colonies, one locating in Connectient and the other in Vermont. The old Boardman Hill, at Rutland, Vermont, was a family possession for upwards of 200 years, and it is from this branch that Doctor Boardman is descended. His grandfather was Elijah Boardman, born in 1792, at West Rutland, a farmer by occupation who spent his entire life there and died in 1875. Dr. H. E. Boardman was born in 1835, at West Rutland, Vermont, and was given the advantages of an excellent educational training. He graduated from Middlebury (Vermont) College with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, then took a course at Andover Theological Seminary, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Divinity, and finally pursued his medical studies at Hahnemann Medical College,...

Biography of Edwin V. Lanyon

Edwin V. Lanyon. The president of the National Bank of Pittsburg, Edwin V. Lanyon, is a dominant factor in the financial and industrial world and belongs to a family the members of which have figured conspicuously in the industrial development of Southeastern Kansas for the last quarter of a century. He is a native of Wisconsin, born at Mineral Point, December 14, 1863, and a son of Josiah and Jane (Trevorrow) Lanyon, the former a native of Mineral Point and of English descent, and the latter a native of England. Josiah Lanyon came to Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1882, and was interested in the smelter development of this section, but later returned to Mineral Point, Wisconsin. In the public schools of that city Edwin V. Lanyon received his education, and in 1882 came to Pittsburg with his father, here assisting him to build a smelter which they operated together under the firm style of W. & J. Lanyon until 1897. They also built a large smelter at Iola, and a number of members of the Lanyon family were interested in these gigantic projects, in which thousands of dollars were involved. The Iola plant was operated under the name of Robert Lanyon & Sons Smelting Company, as was also the La Harpe plant, and these enterprises were later absorbed by the Lanyon Zinc Company. In the spring of 1899, Edwin V. Lanyon of this review became superintendent of the Lanyon Zinc Company’s smelters at Iola and La Harpe and remained in that capacity until the year 1902, when he went to Neodesha and, in partnership with his brother, Delos, and William...

Biography of William Lanyon

William Lanyon. More than any other the name Lanyon is distinctive of the zinc industry in Southeastern Kansas, particularly at Pittsburg. The Lanyon family had been prominent in this particular industry for several generations. To a large degree the importance of Pittsburg as a zinc manufacturing center is due to the enterprise of the Lanyons who came to this part of Kansas more than thirty years ago from their original home in Southern Wisconsin, where they had operated extensive mining and manufacturing industries. Though he was one of the earliest of the family to take an active part in the zinc industry in Southeastern Kansas, Mr. William Lanyon gave up many of his interests in that field some years ago, and is now best known as a banker and leading citizen. He is vice president of the National Bank of Pittsburg and is now serving as mayor of the city. He was born at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, December 26, 1862. His father William Lanyon was a native of England, where he was born in 1830. Six years after his birth his parents came to the United States and finally settled in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. He grew up there, married, and was first engaged in the grain business. Coming to Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1882, he was a pioneer in the development of the coal fields and the operation of the zinc industry, and was closely associated with those phases of the city’s growth and development. However, he always kept his home at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where he died in June, 1908. He was a republican, a member of the Methodist...

Indermuhle, Samuel – Obituary

Samuel Indermuhle, 80, retired Badger Pocket and Denmark District farmer, died Thursday at Bernath’s Nursing Home. Born July 31, 1888, at Monroe, Wis., he came to the Kittitas Valley with his parents at the age of one year. Indermuhle farmed in the Badger Pocket and Denmark areas from 1936 until his retirement in 1964 when he moved to Ellensburg. He made his home at 700 S. Chestnut and was married to Estelle E. Montgomery in Oct., 1936. She preceded him in death in April 1965. A veteran of World War I serving in the Army, he was a member of the Moose Lodge, and is survived by one brother, Martin Indermuhle, Ellensburg and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held in the Evenson’s Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Roland Wittrock will officiate, and graveside services will be conducted by the World War I barracks at the IOOF...
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