Bio:

Redmond, Marcellus C. (History - 1851)

Contact:

Janet Schwarze

Email:

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames:

REDMOND BOYNTON LYONS PARTLOE

 

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

MARCELLUS C. REDMOND, for several years manager of the Clark County Farm in York Township, is a man of extended experience in various branches of agriculture. He was born in Somerset County, Maine, July 24, 1851, son of John and Livonnia (Boynton) Redmond, and came to Clark County with the other members of the family in 1867, subsequently assisting his parents in developing the farm. As a young man he found employment in the camps and on the spring drives, conducting a camp for several winters in the woods, and taking part in drives on O'Neills Creek, Rock Creek and the East Fork of Black River.

 

Thus things went on until Sept. 4, 1879, when he assumed the responsibilities of domestic life, being united in marriage with Alida Lyons, born in Erie County, N. Y., daughter of John D. and Lucy A. (Partloe) Lyons. The wedding ceremony was performed on the farm of her brother Albert, who then rented the land now forming the county farm. The young man and his bride then took up their home in a log cabin which he had built on his father's homestead. After the death of his parents, he bought their forty acres and added forty acres more to it, farming the entire eighty acres. He erected some good buildings, and developed the place until the whole eighty acres were cleared. On this place he made a specialty of Shorthorn cattle, Poland-China hogs, and Shropshire sheep, and was breeding into a Hackney strain of horses. He was a stockholder and member of the board in a cheese factory which later burned. Several years ago, Mr. Redmond sold the place and went to Neillsville, where he lived a year and a half, it being his intention to retire. He was, however, persuaded to accept the management of the county farm. Under his charge a fine herd of Holstein cattle, a good drove of thoroughbred Berkshire swine, and a good number of full blooded Percheron horses were developed. He built several buildings, including an. ice house and silo, and cemented the barn, house and chicken house.

 

Mr. Redmond is a stockholder in the Co-operative Elevator Company at Neillsville, of which he was one of the organizers, and also has shares in the Firs National Bank of Neillsville. Fraternally he. is a member of the M. W. A. at Neillsville. Mr. and Mrs. Redmond have been the parents of two children, Lyle and Harold, both of whom are now deceased. Lyle, who was born Sept. 29, 1884, was killed by the kick of a horse, Sept. 19, 1894. Harold, born Mar.7, 1896 died from a gunshot wound, July 23, 1911. The family faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

 


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