Hartford, M. P. (History - 1844)

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----Source: 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI, Chicago: The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor (grammar as is), Pg. 248

M. P. HARTFORD, of the firm of Harford Allen, dealers in general merchandise Loyal. M. P. Hartford was born in Monroe, Co., NY, July 4, 1844. He remained in his native county until 1848, when the family moved to Dodge County, Wis., and went to farming. He attended Wayland University, in Beaver Dam, and enlisted in 1864, in 1st Wis. C was mustered out June 5, 1865 returned home and went to school-teaching. He has taught in Illinois and Iowa. Coming to Loyal in 1875, working in a saw-mill at first and then clerking for his brother, F. C. Hartford, till 1879, when he opened this establishment, and, in 1880, sold one-half the store to Mr. Allen. Mr. Hartford married, in 1873, Miss Sara J. Butler, of Cedar Falls. They have two children living, Freddie and Sophia one, deceased. Sophia, died Aug. 16, 1879. He has served as Town Clerk, and is a Free Mason.



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