Bio: Poate, William E. (1850 - ?)



Surnames: Poate, Moulten, Follett, Hubbard


----Source: Biographical History of, Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin, Lewis Publishing Company., Chicago, 1891.


W. E. POATE, dealer in tinware, stoves, hardware and agricultural implements, Maple Works, Wisconsin, is a native of England. He was born March 18, 1850. His parents, with their family, came to America thirty four years ago and located in Portage, Wisconsin. The subject of this sketch is the fourth of their ten children, six of whom are now living. He received a fair education in the public schools of Portage, and at the age of twelve years began to work on a farm, receiving $12 per month. He was subsequently employed for two years on a boat on the Wisconsin River, after which he worked in a lumber yard in Portage. Some time later he engaged in tin-smithing there. He moved to Rio, and after conducting the business there two years, in 1873 came to Clark County. Until 1889 he did a tinning business in Neillsville. At that time he moved to the enterprising little village of Maple Works, where he conducts a large and profitable business in hardware, tinware, agricultural implements, etc.

Mr. Poate was married in Neillsville, Wisconsin, in 1878, to Emma Moulten, who was born thirty six years ago. Of the three children born to them two are living. Mrs. Poate received her early education in Rochester, New York, and finished her studies at the Davenport University, Iowa. Mr. Poate's father was one of the leading contractors and builders in Columbia County.


1880 Federal Census, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 429


William Poate, white, married American male
marital status : Married
occupation : Tinner
birthplace : England
birthdate : 1850
spouse's name : Emma Poate
spouse's birthplace : New York, United States
father's birthplace : England
mother's birthplace : England

Household Members
self William Poate M 30 England
wife Emma Poate F 24 (1856 New York, United States)
other Francis L. Poate F 3 Wisconsin, United States
other William Poate M 0 Wisconsin, United States


1885 Federal Census, Neillsville City, Clark, Wisconsin


Edw Poate
number of white males: 2
number of white females: 1
country of birth: United States: 1; Great Britain: 2;


1900 Federal Census, ED 28 Neillsville city Ward 1-3, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, family 357, pg. 18


Emma Poate, white, married, female
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York
years married: 26
estimated marriage year: 1874
mother how many children: 3
number living children: 2

Household Members
head William Poate M 50 (Mar 1850 England)
wife Emma Poate F 47 (May 1853 Vermont)
daughter Frankie Poate F 23 (Jan 1877 Wisconsin)
son Willie Poate M 20 (Feb 1880 Wisconsin)
mother-in-law Charlotte Hubbard F 64 (Nov 1836 New York), 7 children-5 living, widowed, father b. France, mother b. NY.


1910 Federal Census, Neillsville Ward 3, Clark, Wisconsin, family 87, page 19


William Poate, white married, male
immigration year: 1857
father's birthplace: England
mother's birthplace: England

Household Members
self William Poate M 60y England
wife Lois Poate F 56y Vermont


1920 Federal Census, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin


William E Poate, white, married, male
father's birthplace: England
mother's birthplace: England

Household Members
self William E Poate M 69y England
wife Lois Poate F 66y Vermont


Wisconsin Marriages


William Poate
groom's birthplace: Stafford Shire, England
bride's name: Emma Moulton
marriage date: 14 Jun 1875
marriage place: Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Edward Poate
groom's mother's name: Francis Poate
bride's father's name: Moulton
bride's mother's name: Louisa Follett
groom's race: White
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White


Robert B. James
groom's birthplace: Minnesota
bride's name: Frances Louise Poate
bride's birthplace: Wis.
marriage date: 03 Apr 1901
marriage place: Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: George W. James
groom's mother's name: Mary Bushnell
bride's father's name: William Poate
bride's mother's name: Emma Moulton
groom's race: White
bride's race: White




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