Bio: Pitts, Luke W. (1881)

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Surnames: Pitts, Reed


----Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1216

LUKE W. PITTS, farmer, lumberman and hotel keeper, came West with his parents in 1858, and has lived here at Pittsville ever since. His father, Luke Noble Pitts, was born Nov. 8, 1808, and died at Pittsville, March 27, 1874. His mother, Louisa, died April 3, 1871. His brother, Oliver W., was born Jan. 10, 1831, and died March 12, 1879, at Eau Claire. Luke W. was born April 1, 1849, in Springfield, Bradford Co., Pa. In company with his brother, he built a shingle-mill which he ran for several years, then sold it to A. J. Webster & Co., of Menasha, who turned it into a hub and spoke factory. He built the hotel he now runs, in 1876. He is also engaged in farming and lumbering. He finds time to shoulder his gun occasionally, as his father did before him, and he has the reputation of being a very successful hunter. He was married, May 24, 1874, to Miss Mary E. Reed, of Necedah, Wis. They have three children living Luke Noble, Frank Homer and Leroy Burdette.



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