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Duane Mowry


Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin


Duane Mowry, attorney, Wonewoc, was born in Providence, R.I., in 1853, and in 1856 the family came to Wisconsin, settling at Madison, where they lived until 1862, moved to Windsor, where they followed farming. At the age of seventeen, Mr. Mowry commenced teaching school, which he followed during the Winter season for four years, attending school at the University of Madison during the Summer seasons. In September, 1874, he entered the Law School of Madison, where he graduated in June, 1875. In 1876, he went to Neillsville, Clark Co., where he practiced law one year; then he went to Independence, Iowa, and followed law practice until Jan. 12, 1878, when he came to Wonewoc, and formed a law partnership with R. A. Wilkinson, with whom he practiced until August, when they dissolved partnership, since which time Mr. Mowry has been practicing alone. He is also agent for several insurance companies; is Court Commissioner of Juneau County, Justice of the Peace, a Democrat in politics, and a Mason. At Independence, Iowa, Feb. 24, 1880, he was married to Josia M. Ensminger, who was born in Ohio. They have one child, Don E., born Dec. 13, 1880.

Source: History of Northern Wisconsin. Publisher: Western Historical Co., Chicago 1881 p. 392.


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