Bio: Eggett, George Robert
Surnames: Eggett, Sempf
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 31 Oct. 1928
George Robert Eggett was born in Great
Kelk, Yorkshire, England, February 21, 1866. He received his
education in Driffel and Nefferton, Yorkshire. His parents and
their children immigrated to Canada when he was 17 years old,
settling in Madock, Ontario. Before going to Canada he worked on
farms. After working as a section hand in Canada for a year, he
came with his parents and the other members of the family to
Greenwood. During the next 15 years he followed farming in summer
time and logging work in Wisconsin during the winters; except for
one season when he worked in the woods in the state of Washington.
He then farmed in the town of Loyal, Clark County, for 15 years,
and then locating on a farm in the village of Loyal for 12 years.
The farm was acquired in trade for a larger farm in the town of
Loyal. In another trade he acquired residence property in the city
and moved here five years ago. Except for one winter spent in
England visiting relatives and the scenes of his boyhood days, he
has been with the Buttermilk Company since coming to
Mr. Eggett was married to Louise Sempf of
Greenwood, in a Presbyterian church in La Crosse, 26 years ago. One
son, Fred William, of Venice, California, was born to them. Mrs.
Eggett died when her son was six years old. Mr. Eggett’s
second wife, to whom he was married at the Methodist parsonage in
this city, died in Loyal six years ago.
Politically, he is a regular Republican. His hobbies are reading and traveling.
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