Bio: Draper, Fred W.
Surnames: Draper, Kayhart
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 23 June 1930
Fred W. Draper, who came to the town of
Loyal with his parents 58 years ago, and who has made his home in
Clark County most of the time since, was born July 22, 1868, in
Dundee, Fond du Lac County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Draper.
He acquired his education in the Loyal Public School and the
Oshkosh Normal School, and followed the profession of teaching for
a period of approximately 12 years in the various townships and
villages in Clark County. In 1893 he took up farming, which he
followed until 1900, when he was elected clerk of court and took up
his residence in Neillsville. After serving acceptably in this
capacity for ten years, he was elected to the state assembly, where
he served one term, declining re-election. On his return from
Madison he again gave his attention to farming on his
father’s homestead, which he continued to operate until a few
years ago, when he engaged in the lumber business, with a mill near
Antigo. He has rented his farm.
He was married in 1893 to Miss Amy
Kayhart of Weston Township. They have one daughter, Bernice E., who
teaches in a college in North Carolina.
During the years he has been in Neillsville and Loyal, he has held many offices of trust, having been supervisor, director of the Citizen’s State Bank, and member of the school board. He retains the latter position at present. Fraternally, he is a member of the Masons and the Modern Woodmen. Politically, he is a Republican.
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