Myron E. Wilding, 1870

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Tue, 13 Feb 2001

Surname: WILDING, REHORST

Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge


Myron E. Wilding


MYRON E. WILDING, prominent citizen and former county official, was born in a log cabin in Section 17, Grant Township, this county, April 17, 1870, son of George and Mary Rehorst. At the age of 11 years he was bound out to Thomas Reed, of Grant Township, and he was later employed on the A. A. Graves farm, near Loyal. As a young man he purchased a farm of forty acres in Section 12, Loyal Township, and after his marriage, lived thereon for a while. Later, he moved to the village of Loyal, and secured employment in the Graves sawmill, subsequently becoming a stock buyer and shipper there. His ability and genial nature won him many friends, and he was soon picked for many public honors. For three years he was treasurer of Loyal Village, and for two years a trustee.

In 1908 he was elected county treasurer, and on the strength of the splendid record made in that office for two 'terms, he was elected county clerk, in which position he likewise served for two terms. At the expiration of his service he was presented with a token of esteem by the county board, and characterized in a speech before that body as one of the county's most efficient clerks, and the most economical purchasing agent that the county had had. Since retiring from office he has devoted his attention to the fire insurance business. His work as secretary of the Clark County Agricultural Society also takes a part of his time. He is financially interested in the First National Bank of Neillsville, and in the Citizens State Bank of Loyal. His fraternal affiliations are with the Masonic Order, the Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen, in the former of which he belongs both to the Canton and the Encampment, his wife being a member of the Rebeekahs.

Mr. Wilding married, Elizabeth Randall, a native of Fond du Lac County, this state, and they have one child, Florence M., now the wife of Herbert Brown, of Neillsville. As a loyal citizen, Mr. Wilding is interested in everything Calculated to promote moral or material benefit of the community which he resides, as well as the county at large, and is always ready to lend a helping hand to a worthy cause.

 

 


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