Herman Wellington Huntley, 1879
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Surname: HUNTLEY, LAWRENCE
----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge
HUNTLEY, who is engaged in farming in York Township, is a native of
Clark County, having been born July 1, 1879, three miles north of
Greenwood, on Giles Creek, where the sawmill was then located. His
father was George Huntley. His educational opportunities were
limited and he grew to manhood in the neighborhood of the mill, in
which he was employed from the age of 13 to that of 19 years. He
then began farming and lumbering, working on the farm in summer and
in the woods in winter. He had located on a tract of forty acres in
Section 17, York Township, it consisting of wild land with brush to
the edge of the wagon road. Mr. Huntley had nothing but his hands
when he began, and only one dollar in money. His wife owned a cow,
but it was two years before he got one horse, and two years more
before he got another to make a team. His first residence on the
farm was a tar-paper shanty, 12 by 20 feet in size, which was so
poorly built that when it rained he and his wife had to put up an
umbrella and spread oilcloth on the bed. As soon as he was able,
Mr. Huntley erected a good frame house and used the old shanty
for a barn. He has now a good basement barn 36 by 44 feet in size, and a silo 10 by 28 feet. His farm is well cleared and he is successfully raising Guernsey cattle, Belgian horses and Poland-China hogs.
He belongs to the Woodman's Lodge, and has served on its official board.
Mr. Huntley was
married. Feb. 16, 1905, to Florence, daughter of Horace Lawrence,
she being born in York Township, Clark County. He and his wife have
two children-Irene and Carroll.
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