Bio: Fletcher, A. K. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 208-209.


A. K. FLETCHER, president of the First National Bank, Chippewa Falls, became a stockholder in the bank in 1876, vice-president in 1878, and April 1, 1879, was elected president. He was born in the town of Westford, Middlesex Co., Mass., Oct. 12, 1834. and resided there, or in that vicinity, until he was sixteen years old, when he went to Boston and engaged in cabinet work until January, 1854, when he went to California. He was in San Francisco most of the time until Feb. 3, 1864, when he went to St. Louis and engaged in the wholesale book and stationery trade. In July of that year he sold out and returned to Groton, Mass., engaging in farming. He came to Chippewa Falls, Jan 1, 1870, and became interested in planing mill business, which he continued for two years, when he commenced mercantile business, which he disposed of Oct. 1, 1879. He is now engaged in logging, lumbering, and banking. He was married in Groton, Mass., in October, 1869, to Mrs. Mary J. Nutting (wf Kendall), who was born in Lowell, Mass. They have two children, Lewis A. and Lucy B. Mr. Fletcher has been an Alderman since coming to Chippewa Falls.



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