Horton, William A. (History - 1872)


Janet Schwarze





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

                  Mr. & Mrs. William A. and Daughter


WILLIAM A. HORTON, who is engaged in the dairy business in Levis Township, was born in Woodhull, Steuben County, N. Y., July 16, 1872 son of Charles M. and Olive (Depue/Depew) Horton. His parents came to Clark County in 1882. He attended the district school and was subsequently graduated at the Neillsville high school, after which for four terms he followed the occupation of a teacher near Neillsville. He then engaged in contracting and building, traveling from place to place, and working in North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana, but for the greater part of the time in the Dakotas. In 1892, Mr. Horton enlisted in Company A, Third Regiment, Wisconsin National Guards, as a private, and after serving three years re-enlisted in 1895. He again enlisted after the Spanish-American war, and while in Aberdeen, S. D., served one year as sergeant of Company L, Second Regiment, S. D. N. G.


He was married in Clark County June 17, 1896, to Winnie M. Raether, who was born in Pine Valley Township, Clark County, Dec. 31, 1877, daughter of Frank E. and Rosette (Monroe) Raether. She died Oct. 21, 1899, leaving one child, Gretchen M., born Feb. 8, 1899, at Watertown, S. D., and Mr. Horton subsequently married for his second wife, Aug. 19, 1912, Emma A. Phillips, born in Vernon County, Wis., March 27, 1883. Mr. Horton engaged in the dairy business in Levis Township in 1915, and is conducting it successfully and with profitable results.



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