Bio: Mead, William Harrison (Harry) (Testimonial-1911)
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Mead, Cauley, Withee,
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville,
Clark County, Wis.) 03/23/1911
Mead, William Harrison (Nov 19, 1883-March ?,
Milwaukee, Wis., Mar. 13, 1911
Editor of Neillsville Times, Neillsville,
note with regret an account of W.H.Mead’s death at Longwood,
Clark County, Wisconsin.
have known Harry Mead since he first came on to Black River, Clark
County, and he took up a homestead on Sec. 34, 28, 2, w, along
used to pack his provisions on his back from Neilsville through the
mud a distance of 25 miles; solid wilderness all the way then,
except there was a little clearing at "Dutch Georges" and the old
Cauley farm and a little clearing at Greenwood.
Mead became a very prominent logger along about 1875 to 1885.
He banked and sold a good many logs on Black River. He logged
for me several years.
at one time owned over 10,000 acres of as good land as there was in
Clark County. I think he sold it to H.N. Withee about
was a hard worker and a kind-hearted man. I wish I had space
to give you a lengthy account of his transactions with
Respectfully, James L. Gates
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