Bio: Hutchings, S. E. (History - 1839)

Contact: Janet Schwarze



----Source: Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891 pg. 132-133:

S. E. HUTCHINGS, of Neillsville, was born at Peekskill, New York, June 24, 1839, and removed to Waukesha, Wisconsin, with his parents in 1850. His parents, Purdy G. and Margaret Hutchings, were both natives of the State of New York his great-grandparents, whose surname was Clark, also his grandparents, whose surname was Jones, were born in Virginia his fore fathers took part in the Revolutionary war, also in the war of 1812, on the American side. He has one brother and one sister, both living. His parents are both dead, his father dying in 1854 and his mother in 1887, and both are buried in the cemetery at Waukesha.

Mr. Hutchings was married to Margaret J. McKeand, May 8, 1859, by the Rev. J. M. Walker. Miss McKeand was born at Wawatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, November 1, 1842. Her parents came from Newton Stewart, Scotland, in 1823. S. E. Hutchings and family moved to Clark County, Wisconsin in 1869, and settled on section 34, in the town of Pine Valley. They are the parents of five children: Catherine M., born October 19, 1861 John E., born September 28, 1863 William N., born April 22, 1866 and S. E., Jr., born September 10, 1868, all in the county of Waukesha Mary J. Hutchings, born February 26, 1874, in Clark County. S. E. Hutchings, Jr., died March 24, 1882, of spinal meningitis William N. died May 23, 1886, by accidental drowning in Black River, and both were interred in the city of Neillsville cemetery.

Mr. Hutchings is a farmer by occupation, having received a common-school and an academical education, and is one of the enterprising and leading citizens of Clark County has been a Magistrate for the past six years, and is at present also Town Clerk of the town of Pine Valley for the past four years, which office he holds at present. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., Neillsville Lodge, No. 198, and he is a strong Republican, taking a prominent part in all public matters.

Residence of Samuel E. Hutchings.

Mr. Hutchings is a native of New York. He was born at Peekskill in that state, in the year 1839. He lived in New York until 1850 when he moved to Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He was married to Miss Margaret McKeand in 1859. His cottage home, which the above cut presents, is situated on his farm a short distance from Neillsville. Mr. Hutchings has several times been elected to and filled different town offices to the statisfaction of the people of his town. He is at the present time the town clerk of Pine Valley. ("Clark County Illustrated" by Saterlee, Tifft & Marsh; 1890).



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