Bio: Williams, Henry E.  

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Williams, Nelson, Morse 

----Source:  Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 29 July 1930 

Henry E. Williams, Granton, was born February 3, 1870, in the community known as Maple Works, the son of George and Mary (Morse) Williams. He completed an elementary education in the Granton grade school and also attended a Milwaukee school for a time. Then he was employed for one year in what is now the state of Washington, but which at that time was still a territory. In 1889 he returned to Granton, having worked one year for a grower of hops. He assisted on the home farm and in lumbering camps until 1893, when he took over the management of the home place. In 1910 he took up a 160-acre homestead near Billings, Montana, and later obtained another 800 acres, all of which he sold in 1916, after which he returned to Granton to engage in raising purebred Holstein cattle. He remained on the farm until 1918, when he moved to Granton, which has since been his home. In 1920 he offered his large herd of (typey) Holsteins for sale at auction, and his high cow sold for $1,485. In 1929 he held another sale, but still retains ownership of a fine herd.  

He was married January 10, 1894, to Miss Myrtle Nelson of Des Moines, Iowa, whose father, Hans Nelson, now resided north of Greenwood. They have three children: George, Boring, Oregon; Miss Mabel, who has been teaching at Seattle, Washington; and Vance, principal of the high school at Kirkland, Illinois.  



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