Homsted, Louis E. (History - 1886)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

LOUIS E. HOMSTED, a prominent business man of Dorchester, where he is engaged in the drug business, was born in this village, May 25, 1886, son of August and Evelyn (Ferguson) Homsted. He was given a good education, attending the North Wisconsin Academy at Ashland, where he was graduated in 1905, and was later a student at Beloit College (Beloit, Wis.), which he left with a good mental equipment in 1910. His father's death occurring in November that year, he took charge of the drug business which the father had established in 1882, and which was in a flourishing condition. To this he has since devoted his time and attention, keeping an up-to-date establishment and maintaining the business prestige won by his father. He also succeeded the latter as postmaster of the village, being appointed Jan. 21, 1911, and holding the position until March 15, 1916. From 1910 to 1913 he served as a member of the board of education, which position he holds at the present time, having been elected again in 1917. At the spring election of 1917 he was elected village clerk of Dorchester. He is now serving as chairman of the Liberty Loan organization of Dorchester village. His fraternal society affiliations are with the Abbotsford Lodge, No. 298, A. F. A. M., and Medford. Chapter E. A. M.


On Aug. 28, 1913, Louis E. Homsted was united in marriage with Elsie Schweppe, who was born at Medford, Wis., Aug. 8, 1890, daugther of Ernest and Clara (Ball) Schweppe, her father being an attorney of that place. She was one of a family of seven children whose respective names were Marien, Emma, Elsie, Lila, Harold, Fern and Frederick.



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