Biography of J. C. Gwin

Transcribed from the "1881 History of Northern Wis.", by Janet Schwarze



J. C. GWIN, Postmaster and dealer in general merchandise, Loyal, born in Erie, N.Y., April 25, 1839, and when old enough attended Springville Seminary, coming west in $62, to Black River Falls; while there, clerked for J. V. Wells, in the hardware business ; then, going into partnership with A. Le Clair. in the hardware business, and is now running a branch store for the firm, opening in Loyal in 1873. A sad accident occurred in 1880. His store building and stock were destroyed by fire. He then opened in the building that he now occupies. He married, in 1869, Miss Etta Barber, of Black River Falls. They have two children, Esther E., aged nine years, and Katie M., aged six. Mr. Gwin has served as Town Treasurer, and has been Postmaster since he came to Loyal.