Bio: Scofield, Wm. S. (1881)

Contact: Janet Schwarze


Surnames: Scofield, Sharpe


----Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1209

WM. S. SCOFIELD, fruit and restaurant, Centralia, was born in Laurens, Otsego Co., N. Y., March 9, 1848. His father, David Scofield, a farmer, moved to Friendship, Adams Co., Wis., in 1857, and remained there four years, then went back to Otsego County. Wm. S. came to Baraboo, Wis., in August 1868, whither his parents followed the next year. While at Baraboo he followed painting, and was most of the time in charge of the painting department on the Madison Division of the C. &N. W. R. R. In 1876 he moved to Portage, where, after one year, on account of ill health, he was obliged to quit painting, and then he went on to his father's farm at Friendship. He came, in 1879, to Centralia, and opened a fruit store and restaurant. He was married, May 5, 1873, to Miss J. Alleda Sharpe. They have one child. Frank S. He has been Town Clerk, and is a member of the I. O. O. F.



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