Bio: Mead, William Harrison "Harry" (Testimonial-1911)

Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Mead, Cauley, Withee, Gates 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  03/23/1911 

Mead, William Harrison (Nov 19, 1883-March ?, 1911) 

Milwaukee, Wis., Mar. 13, 1911

Editor of Neillsville Times, Neillsville, Wis. 

Dear Sir:

I note with regret an account of W.H.Mead’s death at Longwood, Clark County, Wisconsin. 

I have known Harry Mead since he first came on to Black River, Clark County, and he took up a homestead on Sec. 34, 28, 2, w, along about 1866. 

He used to pack his provisions on his back from Neilsville through the mud a distance of 25 miles; solid wilderness all the way then, except there was a little clearing at "Dutch Georges" and the old Cauley farm and a little clearing at Greenwood. 

Mr. Mead became a very prominent logger along about 1875 to 1885.  He banked and sold a good many logs on Black River.  He logged for me several years. 

He at one time owned over 10,000 acres of as good land as there was in Clark County.  I think he sold it to H.N. Withee about 1885. 

He was a hard worker and a kind-hearted man.  I wish I had space to give you a lengthy account of his transactions with me. 

Respectfully, James L. Gates 



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