Bio: Clough, Francis M. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin,, pg. 206.


FRANCIS M. CLOUGH, merchant, Chippewa Falls, was born in Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y., Aug. 27, 1843. When he was six years of age his mother died, and he came with an uncle to Walworth County, where he lived until 1855. He then came to Sparta and remained there until 1859. At that time he went to Tully, Onondaga Co., N. Y., and resided until Sept. 17, 1861, when he enlisted in Co. C, 75th N. Y. V. I. He participated in all engagements of his regiment, and was mustered out Sept. 24, 1865. After leaving the army, he came to Sparta again, resided there and in that vicinity until 1870, then came to Chippewa Falls, where he was employed as a clerk until October, 1879. when he commenced business for himself, in partnership with Frank M. Buzzell, who is still associated with him. He was married in Sparta to Miss D. Gilbert, who died in June, 1870, leaving one child, Hettie A. His present wife was Annabel Phillips, a native of Freeport, Ill. They were married in Chippewa Falls, Oct. 15. 1879. Mr. C. is a member of A. F. & A. M. His father, John G. Clough, is now a resident of Rice Lake Barron Co., Wis.



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