Bio: McRae, John A. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 213-214.


JOHN A. McRAE, lumbering, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1869; located at this place for two years; was employed in various capacities for three years; was Superintendent of Mississippi Logging Company; commenced planing-mill in 1874, in partnership with several others; carried it on for some two years, and lastly in company with J. D. Barnett. He was also interested in grist-mill for a short time; was then engaged in building for about a year, and is now in the employ of John Robson, lumber, Winona, Minn. He was County Supervisor from 1876 to 1880. Born in Canada in 1842; came to the United States in 1864, and was engaged in lumbering in Michigan for some years. He was married in that State, July 26, 1869, to Prudence A. Dewey, who was born in New York. They have four children: Harry J., Herbert D., Royal R. and Gertrude M. He built six buildings in the city in 1880, on his own account, and owns 400 acres of farming land in Chippewa County.



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