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Wisconsin Gold Star List – Iowa County

Army Bacon, Joseph A., 31, Rewey; pvt prvnlambco, Camp Greenleaf; U.S.; dd (pneu) Oct 22, ’18. Brown, James R., 28, Mineral Point; pvt 318fremsq; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 28,’18. Carpenter, Wilbur, 29, Spring Green; pvt 53inf; dw Oct 4,’18. Crase, Leslie, 23, m, Linden; pvt 161depbrig; U. S.; k by contact with electric wire (accident) Jy 7, ’18. Dodge, Fred B., 21, Avoca; WNG; 107tnhq∓ U. S.; dd (acute colitis) Oct 28,’18. Dokken, Sam Albert, 29, Blanchardville; pvt 161depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 8,’18. Eustice, Raymond R., 23, Rewey; pvt 1cl 108amtn; Montfaucon; kia Oct 5, ’18. Eveland, John W., 22, Barneveld; pvt 355inf; dw Aug 10,’18. Fingerson, John M., 23, m, Mifflin; corp 355inf; St. Mihiel; dw Oct 22, ’18. Gruber, Merel J., 20, Mifflin; pvt 1cl 107amtn; Alsace, 2Marne, Chateau Thierry, Terny-Sorny, Soissons; dd (mening) Jan 1, ’19. Haugen, Elmer O., 24, Barneveld; pvt 345inf; U. S.; dd (pneu) Jan 24, ’18. Jenkins, Dave Elba, 23, Rewey; pvt farpldrft; U. S.; dd (influ) Oct 16, ’18. Johnson, Reuben A., 25, Dodgeville; pvt gdco ASC; overseas; dd (pneu) Jy 31, ’19. Kail, Robert W., 23, Highland; pvt 355inf ; kin Aug 15, ’18. Kurth, Charles, 29, Ridgeway; pvt tmby; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 3, ’18. Labounty, Albert, 24, Spring Green; pvt tngco16, Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Fla. ; U. S.; dd (influ) Oct 12, ’18. Leonard, Joseph, 23, Hollandale; pvt 311suptn; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 16, ’18. Lewis, Gomer W., 22, Dodgeville; pvt 38inf ; kin Aug 8, ’18. Nankey, Alfred P., 23, Highland; pvt inf Camp Hancock Sept rpldrft; dd (pneu) Oct 9,’18. O’Brien, Frank, 29,...

Biography of Thomas C. Galloway

Thomas C. Galloway. The first settler of Weiser was the gentleman whose name introduces this article. Before the town was founded he located on land that is now within its borders, and since that period has been actively identified with the growth and development of the little hamlet which has become one of the flourishing cities of Idaho. His residence in the state covers a period of thirty-six years, and as time has passed he has risen to a position among the most successful stock-dealers and business men of the commonwealth. His landed and other possessions are now very extensive, and he is thereby enabled to live a retired life “crowning a youth of labor with an age of ease.” Mr. Galloway was born at Mineral Point, Iowa county, Wisconsin, on the 6th of June, 1837, and is of Scotch descent. His grandfather, Charles Galloway, was a native of the land of hills and heather, whence he emigrated to America, locating in Richmond, Virginia. When the British empire began to encroach on the liberties of the colonists he joined the Americans in their opposition to such measures, and fought throughout the greater part of the war for independence. He was at Yorktown and witnessed the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to General Washington. His son, Charles Galloway, was born in Virginia, in 1798, and wedded Miss Mary Haney, who was born in Ireland, in 1813. In 1826 Charles Gallo-way removed to Virginia, and in 1832 went to Wisconsin, where he made his home until 1852, when, with his wife and nine children, he started across the plains with ox teams...

Biography of Barrett Williams

This venerable citizen of Boise City is believed to be the oldest man in the state of Idaho, as on the 7th of March 1899, he celebrated the ninety-sixth anniversary of his birth. He was sixty years of age when he came to this place for the first time, in 1862, and during the years which have intervened he has maintained his earnest interest in the development of the town and the resources of the surrounding country. He has always been strictly temperate in his habits, has led an active, industrious life, and is reaping his reward in the evening of his career, for he enjoys very good health, being sound in mind and body, possesses his senses of sight and hearing almost unimpaired, and still takes long walks about the town with perfect ease. The birth of this worthy old pioneer occurred in Wales, March 7, 1803, and in his native land he learned the saddler’s trade, in his youth. He never attended school a day, with the exception of Sunday school, where he learned to read, and when he grew to manhood he wished to be able to sign legal documents and so learned to write his name. In 1840 he came to the United States and for about a year worked at his trade as a harness-maker in Utica, New York, Licking County, not far from Granville. After four years of farming operations there he removed to Iowa county, Wisconsin, and during the next twelve years successfully carried on a farm. The praises of the great and growing west had been so long heard that at...

Biography of Edward S. Jewell

Edward S. Jewell dates his residence in the Salubria valley from 1869, and is therefore numbered among its pioneer farmers and stock-raisers. A native of Wisconsin, he was born in Dodgeville, Iowa County, that state, on the 9th of October 1846, and is of English extraction. His father, Edward S. Jewell, Sr., was born in Cornwall, England, and after his marriage came with his wife and five children to the United States, locating in Wisconsin, where he remained until 1852, when he went to California to secure gold in the Eldorado of the west. It is believed that he was killed by the Indians, for no news was ever afterward received of him. His wife survived him two years and died in 1854, leaving a family of six children, three of whom are now living in Idaho. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church. In the public schools of his native state Edward S. Jewell, the subject of this sketch, acquired his education. He was only sixteen years of age when he drove a team across the hot and arid plains to California, in company with his uncle, LT. E. Rowe, and S. B. Dilley. They continued their travel to Auburn, Oregon, where Mr. Jewell learned the blacksmith’s trade. The following year he went to Idaho City, there continuing to work at his trade, at which there was more money to be made than at mining. The price for shoeing a horse was ten dollars, for setting a tire on a wagon from twenty-four to thirty dollars, while a miner’s pick sold for sixteen dollars and everything...

Biography of John H. Nelson

John H. Nelson. A man of strength, force and character is John H, Nelson, president of the Bennington State Bank and mayor of Bennington, having been thrlce elected to this highest municipal office. He comes of sturdy pioneer ancestry and belongs to a family that had become prominent and honorably influential in Kansas in less than a half century. John H. Nelson was born at Placerville, California, January 9, 1856. His parents were Christian and Nancy Jane (Hereford) Nelson. The father was born on a farm near Bergen, Norway, in 1823, and died at Bennington, Kansas, September 17, 1897. The mother was born in Illinois, in 1836, and died at Bennington, July 4, 1902. Of their nine children John H. was the second in order of birth, the others being: Susan Jane, who is the wife of P. P. Talle, a retired merchant at Pasadena, California; Sarah Maria, the wife of Adolph Gilbert, who is president of the Chapman Valve Company, formerly a resident of Bennington but now of Maseaehusetts; Mary, twin sister of Sarah Maria, who is the wife of Robert McCollen, who formerly lived at Bennington but at present is in the tin and plumbing business at Salina, Kansas; Emma C., who is the wife of Edward C. Davis, of Massachnsetts, secretary of the Chapman Valve Company; Lena, the wife of David Binns, who is well known in the financial field, resided at Minneapolis, Kansas, and is cashier of the Ottawa County Bank and prior to accepting that position was cashier of the Bennington State Bank at Bennington; N. T., who is connected with a department store...

Biography of Hon. George B. Rogers

Some men achieve success almost instantaneously, some by slow accretion, others only after long and patient working and waiting. The experience of men who are willing to work persistently and intelligently and wait calmly goes to prove that success may surely be attained during an ordinary lifetime, and no man not cut off at an untimely age need work and wait in vain. These reflections have been suggested by a consideration of the career of Hon. George B. Rogers, receiver of the United States land office at Blackfoot, Idaho, who is one of the most prominent and successful citizens of the state. He was born in Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin, February 22, 1842. His father, John Rogers, was born in England and there married Miss Hannah Bailey. They came to the United States in 1837, bringing with them two daughters, named Susan and Elizabeth, and located at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where Mr. Rogers engaged in lead-mining and later became a farmer. He died in 1880, aged seventy-six years, and his wife passed away in 1882, aged seventy-three. They were lifelong members and supporters of the Methodist Episcopal church. Six more children were born to them in Wisconsin, of whom George B. Rogers was the second in order of nativity and of whom two others are living. George B. Rogers was brought up on his father’s farm and at a tender age gained an intimate acquaintance with hard work and long hours. The winter schools of that day and locality were poor, but such as they were he attended as opportunity presented, and later he attended night schools, but he...

Biography of Simon Harris

Simon Harris, of Silver City, is a native of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, born April 18, 1851, and is of English descent, his parents, Elijah and Caroline (Mitchell) Harris, both being natives of England. In 1844 the father crossed the Atlantic to America and took up his residence in Mineral Point, where he was married. In 1852 he crossed the plains to California and was quite successful in his business ventures in the Golden state. Several times he made the trip across the country to California, Colorado and Montana, and in 1872 came to Silver City. He is now living in Wisconsin, at the age of seventy-seven years. His wife departed this life in 1894, at the age of seventy years. They were the parents of eight children, four of whom are living. In the public schools of his native town Simon Harris was educated, and was reared upon a farm, but during the greater part of his life has engaged in mining. He came to Silver City, October 16, 1872, when a young man of twenty-one years, and engaged in mining on War Eagle mountain. He worked in the Golden Chariot mine in 1873-4 when it was one of the greatest producers in the state, its stock advancing to twenty-two and even twenty-four dollars per share. Miners were paid by the foot for drilling and it was a prosperous era on the old mountain. Mr. Harris was elected president of the Fairview Miners’ Union, in March 1875, and six months later the organization had fifteen hundred members in good standing. The following year he filled the responsible position of...

Biography of William Oliver

William Oliver has been a resident of Kansas more than thirty years, and during the past fifteen years had carried on some very prosperous activities as a farmer and truck raiser in the vicinity of Topeka. He was born in Iowa County; Wisconsin. His father Evan Oliver was born in Wales in 1830, and came to America in 1836 when a boy of six years, his parents settling near Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The Olivers were pioneers in Wisconsin Territory, and pursued farming and developed a fine homestead which members of the family occupied for a great many years. In 1856 Evan Oliver married Catherine James of Iowa County. To their union were born eleven children and those still living are. William, Emma, Mary, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Charles, David, Eugene and Thomas. Emma resided in Joliet, Illinois, Mary in Spring Valley, Illinois, Evelyn in Chicago, Elizabeth in Joliet, Charles on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, David in Braidwood, Illinois, Eugene at Chicago Helghts, Illinois, and Thomas at Joliet, Illinois, Evan Oliver, the father of these children was a member of the Congregational Church, which he served as an official, and was a man of kind and affectionate disposition, and highly esteemed. Soon after his son William removed out to Republic County, Kansas, Evan started to visit him there. On reaching Doniphan County, Kansas, he became temporarily deranged, left the train, and for thirty days wandered on the river bluffs without nourishment. On account of this exposure and his advanced years he died in 1886. William Oliver spent his early life in Wisconsin, receiving a fair edueation, and developing the powers of his...

Biographical Sketch of John Murton Gundry

Gundry, John Murton; banker; born, Mineral Point, Wis., Sept. 7, 1859; educated, public schools in Mineral Point and Northwestern University; left at close of junior year; three law course at Baldwin University, graduated, 1903, LL. B.; married, Sept. 5, 1894, Frances Ruth Gilchrist; issue, five children; spent one year in Chicago, then went to Silverton, Colo.; went into the San Juan County Bank; became partner and cashier of the bank in 1882; acting cashier for a time of the First National Bank of Lincoln, Neb.; same position in the Schuyler National Bank of Schuyler, Neb.; in 1888, engaged in coal operations in the Santana Mountains of Southern California; left in 1889, and spent the summer on Puget Sound; came to Cleveland in 1890; one of the organizers, sec’y and treas. of the Mechanics Savings Bank; elected pres. in 1892, continuing position when bank became Lake Shore Banking & Savings Co., and later Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co.; veteran member Troop A; Republican; member St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Phi Kappa Sigma and Delta Gamma Chi fraternities; Chamber of Commerce, and Union, University, Hermit and Euclid Clubs. Recreations: Golf and Music; summer home at East Orleans on Cape Cod,...

Biographical Sketch of Harry Wheelock King

King, Harry Wheelock; pres. King Bridge Co.; born, Cleveland, Oct. 15, 1863; son of Zenas and Miranda C. Wheelock King; educated, public and private schools, Cleveland; married, Mineral Point, Wis., Nov. 21, 1889, Margery Gundry; issue, Margery, Jane, Harriett; pres. and director King Bridge Co.; sec’y and director Osborn Building Co.; vice pres. and director Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co.; director Cleveland Trust Co.; pres. Stratford Building Co.; member Union, Country, Tavern, Hermit, Roadside, and Hunt Clubs; five years a member of the Cleveland Gaffing Gun...
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