Bio: Mead, Philo (History 1851)
Contact: Janet Schwarze
Surnames: MEAD DAVIS SYTH STEWART
----Source: Biographical History of Clark
and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891,
PHILO MEAD, of section 34 Hixon Township, Clark County, was born in Dutchess County, New York, March 22, 1851, the son of Daniel Mead, who was born, reared and still resides on the old homestead in Dutchess County. Our subject's mother, Sybil Davis, was also a native of the same place. Of their ten children, nine are still living, namely: Angeline, Carrie, Catharine, Aiken, Henry, Philo, Alexander, Clara and Orlando. One daughter, Laura died at the age of sixteen years.
The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and educated in the public schools of his native county. In 1874 he came to this county, and for four years thereafter worked for his cousin, the Hon. Harry Mead. He settled on his present farm of eighty acres in 1878, and has since cleared twenty acres of this tract. He has worked in the pineries nearly every winter since coming to this county. Mr. Mead was married April 25, 1878, to Rachel (Stewart) Syth the latter is deceased, and the former has been a resident of this county for over twenty years. Mr. and Mrs. Mead have two children, Estella and Maud p. Mr. Mead has been Assessor of his town two years, and is now serving as Town Treasurer. Politically he is a Republican, and both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
MEAD DAVIS SYTH
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