Bio: Tilden, W. H. (1881)

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Surnames: Tilden, Spaulding, Leatherdale

----Source: The History of Northern Wisconsin (Marathon County, Wis.) 1881, page 575

W. H. TILDEN, furniture, Spencer. Born in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, May 24, 1848. He came to Wisconsin in 1850, with his parents, and remained on the farm until he was sixteen; then went to work in the woods, and in 1866, enlisted in the regular army, 23d Reg., Co. K. He was afterward transferred to Co. C, and received his discharge in 1869. He came to Jefferson County and rested awhile, and then went to work on Black River for D. W. Spaulding; returned to Jefferson County, and then went to Clark County. He worked in various ways and places until 1874, when he located in Spencer. In 1881, he opened his furniture store. In 1871, he married, but lost his wife; and in 1878, he married Miss Emma J. Leatherdale, of Clark County. They have had two children, but have lost both, Ida May and Ethil C. Mr. Tilden belongs to the Free Will Baptist Church, and is a member of the Temple of Honor.



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