The Family of Cady & Mary (Staves) Fowler

Transcribed by Janet

Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, pg. 454 - 455.



Cady D. Fowler was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, Mar. 3, 1859, son of Oliver and Julia (Sweet) Fowler, his parents also being natives of Ohio. The year 1867 saw the advent of the family in Clark County, Wis., they driving here from Milwaukee with an ox team, which Oliver Fowler used in breaking and clearing his farm of eighty acres in Mentor Township. In this work he made good progress and in course of time became prosperous. He was also a prominent mover in local affairs, at different times holding township office.. He finally sold his farm and moved to Humbird, where he died in 1910, at the age of 77 years. His wife died at the age of 71.


Their children were: Alice, Frances, Cady, Cora, Ellis, Orlia and Chauncey. Of these children the only survivor is Cady D. With the exception of a few years spent in railroad work, Cady D. Fowler stayed on the farm with his father until reaching the age of 23 years, when he began farming in Jackson County, Wis. In 1892 he entered the employ of the N. C. Foster Lumber Company at Fairchild, and was with them there until 1895, when he became manager of their plant at Eleva, Trempealeau County, Wis.


In 1906 he came to Humbird as the manager of their plant here, which position he has since retained through the subsequent changes of ownership, it being now the Midland Lumber & Coal Company. He is also president of and a stockholder in the First State Bank of Humbird. He belongs to the local camp of Modern Woodmen of America, and is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, being trustee and superintendent of the Sunday school, which latter position he has held for a number of years. Mr. Fowler was married, Feb. 4, 1883, to Mary E. Staves, who was born in Kingston, Wis., Jan. 30, 1865, daughter of William and Ellen (Stallard) Staves, her mother being a sister of John T. Stallard. Both parents are now dead. The father was a farmer who came to Jackson County, Wis., in 1867, homesteading a tract of land and developing a farm, on which he died in 1885. His wife then moved to Humbird, where her death occurred in 1911. Their children were: William, Alice, Mary E., George T. and Ella L. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler have three children: Alice E., who teaches in the Humbird high school and resides at home; William O., who graduated from the Univer- sity of Wisconsin, in 1912, resides in Chicago, where he holds a position with the Western Electric Co. On May 9, 1917, he married Mabel Kenney, of Chicago; and Dudley O., who resides at Boone, Iowa. He is manager of the F. W. Woolworth store in that city. He graduated from Lawrence College in 1914, and was married to Gladys Crump, of Lake Mills, Wis., JuLv 7, 1915.



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