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Biographical Sketch of Eric Wold

Eric Wold who has been city engineer of Burlingame for the past four years and at present is also acting in the same capacity for the infant municipality of San Bruno, has been engaged in engineering work the greater part of his life. His college training and wide experience has splendidly fitted him for the important work that he is now doing; while Burlingame’s streets, the water system and other municipal improvements well bespeak Mr. Wold’s ability. Anxious to have their municipality profit from the same competent engineering that Burlingame did, the San Bruno citizens retained Mr. Wold. He is now at work perfecting plans for bridges, street improvements, sidewalks and a water system which when completed will make San Bruno one of the ideal towns of the county. Besides his wide experience as a municipal engineer Mr. Wold has followed his profession in other lines. He was in the service of the government for three years. While engaged in railroad work he made many important locations for the Western Pacific and other lines. Eric Wold was born in Norway on April 5, 1878. While just a child his parents brought him to Quebec and from there they moved to Minnesota where Mr. Wold spent the early part of his life. After graduating from the La Crosse High School at La Crosse, Wisconsin, he entered the University of Minnesota. In 1902 he graduated from the engineering department of this institution. Since then he has been following this profession in different parts of the United States, having been in California for the past ten years. Mr. Wold was married at...

Wisconsin Gold Star List – La Crosse County

Army Abicht, George, 31, Mormon Coulee; pvt 16inf; St. Mihiel, Argonne; kia Oct 4, ’18. Anderson, Edwin, 22, Bangor; mec 16inf; 2Marne, St. Mihiel; kia Oct 4, ’18. Bedessem, Raymond L., 21, La Crosse ; pvt hqco SATC UW ; U. S.; dd (influ) Nov 2, ’18. Beranek, Joseph B., 23, La Crosse; WNG; pvt MD 28inf; kia Nov 6, ’18. Berg, Alek John, 27, West Salem; pvt 128inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Mch 14, ’18. Bills, Joseph W., 22, m, La Crosse; 3co rctdep unasgnd; U. S.; dd (pneu) Nov 4, ’18. Bock, Forrest W., 25, La Crosse; pvt 54inf; dw Sept 24, ’18. Cassel, Reuben Herbert, 22, La Crosse; pvt Auto Schl, Kansas City; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 28, ’18. Cerio, Domenico, 27, La Crosse; b Italy; pvt 28inf; Luneville, Beaumont, Cantigny, 2Marne; kia Jy 18, ’18. Dragseth, Albert H., 22, Holmen; pvt casdep, Camp Nichols; dd (pneu) Nov 17,’18. Eeg, Alfred, 23, La Crosse; pvt 355inf; dw Aug 13, ’18. Engh, Marvin, 23, La Crosse; pvt Camp Hancock Sept autrpldrft; dd (pneu) Oct 11, ’18. Feyen, Michael J., 21, St. Joseph; pvt 161depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 8, ’18. Fuchs, John, 22, La Crosse; pvt 1cl 121mgbn; Aisne-Marne; kia Aug 4, ’18. Fuhlbruegge, Kurth F., 29, La Crosse; pvt MD Camp Wadsworth rpldrftunit24; overseas; dd (pneu) Sept 29, ’18. Granum, Oscar L., 29, Holmen; pvt 53inf; Vosges, Meuse-Argonne; dd (mening) Feb 15, ’19. Grassel, John, 30, La Crosse; pvt hqco 8fa; dd (pneu) Feb 19, ’19. Gunderson, Solon P., 23, Mindoro ; pvt 28inf; 2Marne, St. Mihiel, Argonne ; kia Oct 8, ’18. Hagen, Fred...

Biographical Sketch of George F. Gund

Gund, George F.; brewer; born La Crosse, Wis., April 5, 1855; educated, public school, La Crosse, Wis., and Northwestern University, at Watertown, Wis.; one son, George, graduated from Harvard, 1909; now residing in Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Agnes, who attended The Mittelberger, Hathaway-Brown and Briar-Cliff Schools; served in the city council at La Crosse, Wis., for three years, at the age from 22 to 25; member (three years) Governor’s Guard, La Crosse, Wis.; business career: Six years with the Batavian Bank, La Crosse, Wis.; sec’y and treas. the John Gund Brewing Co. of La Crosse, until 1880; when he moved to Seattle, Wash., and purchased an interest in a brewing concern there; three years later, the Seattle brewing concerns became the Seattle Brewing & Malting Co., of which he was pres. until 1897; in the spring of 1897, came to Cleveland and purchased the Jacob Hall Brewing Co., which, on Jan. 1, 1900, was changed to the Gund Brewing Co.; pres. and treas. The Gund Brewing Co.; director, Broadway Savings & Trust Co.; Woodland Ave. Savings & Trust Co., Cleveland Life Insurance Co., and The Realty & Rental Co.; past pres. Cleveland Brewers Board of Trade; past pres. and trustee Ohio Brewers Ass’n; past trustee four years and for many years member labor committee of the United States Brewers Assn; member Iris Lodge, No. 229, Webb Chapter, No. 14, Oriental Commandery, No. 12, Al Koran Temple, Lake Erie Consistory; member Athletic and Euclid...

Phillippe, Mildred Swenson – Obituary

Mrs. Mildred Phillippe, 67, of LaCrosse, WI, formerly of Ottumwa died Saturday [December 27, 1969] in LaCrosse. She had been ill four months. She was the daughter of A. X. and Effie Sprague Swenson and was born Feb. 9, 1902 in Ottumwa, and resided there until moving to LaCrosse in 1954. She married Roi Phillippe in 1923 in Ottumwa, he survives, as does a son Gene W. of Milwaukee, one daughter Mrs. Carol Hackner of LaCrosse, five grandchildren and one brother Norman Swenson, and father A. X. Swenson, both of Ottumwa. Burial at Ottumwa Cemetery. Memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church or American Cancer Society. Contributed by: Shelli...

Barns, Absalom – Obituary

Absalom Barns, better known as ‘Pet’ Barns, a well-known rancher of the west side and a Kittitas Valley pioneer of 45 years ago, died yesterday morning at the home farm after a long illness from acute Bright’s Disease Mr. Barns was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, 69 years ago. At the age of four his family moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin, where he lived until grown. He then moved to La Crosse, Wis., and from there came to Kittitas County, taking the train to San Francisco, the boat from there to Portland, and making the rest of the distance on horseback by way of The Dalles. He arrived here July 4. Mr. Barns did not use his homestead right here, but ranged cattle and then bought the west side farm where he has lived ever since In February 1880 he married Miss Melinda Geddis, daughter of S. R. Geddis, another well-known pioneer. Mrs. Barns died February 29, 1903. Seven children were born, all of whom are living-Mrs. A. L. McCumber of Puyallup; Homer Barns, a farmer of the west side; Mrs. Coda Miller of Modesto, Cal.; and Earl, Chester, Dewey and Bernice Barns, all at home. All the children were at home at the death of their father Mrs. Isabelle Short of LaCrosse, Wis., and Mrs. Jesse Whittier of Spokane are sisters. Mrs. John Catlin of the west side who died here in 1910 was a sister and a twin brother, Charles Barns, died June 30, 16 years ago, his funeral having been on the same date as Mr. Absalom Barns will be Funeral services will be held tomorrow...

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