Bio: Lusk, George Herbert (1853 - 1912)



----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge, pg. 585.




Lusk, George Herbert (8 Aug.1853 - 2 Sep 1912)





Hiram F. Hudson--Melvin Nye--Geo. H. Lusk

GEORGE HERBERT LUSK, who was for many years one of the leading citizens of Thorp village, where he was among the earliest settlers, was born in Utica, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1853, son of George W. and Eliza (Palmer) Lusk. The parents were both natives of New York State, and came to Wisconsin in 1865, George W. Lusk engaging in the lumber business at Fond du Lad and continuing in it until late in life. He died in that city in January, 1901. For many years he had not only been one of its prominent business men, but had at times taken an active part in public affairs, serving three years in the office of mayor and one term as representative in the Wisconsin Assembly. In politics he was a Democrat, and his religious affiliations were with the Baptist Church, of which he was an active member. He was also a member of the Masonic Order. His wife is still living in Fond du Lac, and is now in her 86th year. They were the parents of four children-George Herbert, subject of this memoir; Obadiah, deceased; Clessen, now residing in Omaha, and Louis, who lives in Fond du Lac, Wis.

George Herbert Lusk was graduated at Fond du Lac high school in 1871, after which he became bookkeeper for the Merryman & Lusk Lumber Company. In 1888 he associated himself with Melvin Nye and Hiram F. Hudson in the firm of Nye, Lusk & Hudson, with the various interests of which he has since been identified. When the Peoples State Bank was organized, Mr. Lusk became a director. He was a thorough business man, capable, but honest, and stood high in the regard of all who knew him. Besides attending to his several business interests, he organized the public library at Thorp, and served on its board until his death. He was also the first president of Thorp village council, serving as such for three years.

Mr. Lusk died in Minneapolis, Sept. 2, 1912, while he and his wife were spending the summer there. His marriage had occurred June 3, 1873, to Helen Faulkner, who was born at Rockford, Ill., Sept. 17, 1854, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bedford) Faulkner. Both parents were natives of England, where they were married. The father who was a carpenter by trade, died April 1, 1854, some months before the birth of his daughter Helen. His wife died Dec. 12, 1876. They had six children-Joseph, now in Rockford, Ill.; Isabel, Emma and Elizabeth, who are deceased; Charles, now in California, and Helen, who married Mr. Lusk. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Lusk were: Frank Herbert, born June 1, 1874, who died April 19, 1912; and Charles Faulkner, born March 30, 1883, who died April 15, 1916. Both sons were associated with their father in business. Frank was married Oct. 4, 1902, to Marie Akers. Charles was married Oct. 15, 1909, to Viola Phunder.



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