Bio: Fernald, George E. (1881)
Surnames: Fernald, McCrossen, Clark, Parcher
----Source: The History of Northern Wisconsin (Marathon County, Wis.) 1881, page 559
GEORGE E. FERNALD, merchant, Wausau. Came to Rural, in the town of Dayton, Waupaca Co., Wis., in 1865, and lived there until September, 1866, when he went to Waupaca, and engaged in clerking for two years. He then came to Wausau and was book-keeper for John C. Clark for two years, then ran a store at Jenny for James McCrossen, and kept books for Scott & Andrews, at Jenny; then, for a year and a quarter, with R. E. Parcher, and with Parcher & Mauson fifteen months. He then purchased from Parcher an interest in the business, and the firm was Parcher, Mauson & Fernald for four years; since then it has been Mauson & Fernald. Mr. Fernald was born December 19, 1836, in Portland, Me. In December, 1862, he enlisted in the 19th U.S. Infantry. He was in the Army of the Cumberland, and served as sergeant-major. He was mustered out in December, 1865. He was married in Portland, Me., in July, 1855, to Eliza S. McCrossen, who was born in Carrolton, New Brunswick. They have three children – Clara E., George E., Jr., and Frederick.
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