Bio: Williams, James H.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 223.


JAMES H. WILLIAMS, P. O. Bloomer, has been a president of Bloomer since the Fall of 1872, having moved from St. Paul. He opened up a stock of general hardware, and was appointed Postmaster in 1875, which office he still holds. He was born in Lake Mills, Dec. 18. 1846. His parents, George W. and Melinda Williams, migrated from Leroy, Genessee Co., N. Y., in 1844, and for more than twenty years have lived in Eau Claire. James was married in Chippewa Falls, May 30, 186S, to Miss Allie Parrott, of Eau Claire. She was born in Orange Co., N. Y., in Tune, 1852. They have three childrenóJay, Samuel and James. Mr. Williams went out with the 48th Wis. V. I., Feb. 14, 1865, and, up to the discharge of the regiment, was engaged in frontier service. Went out as second sergeant, and discharged Dec. 13, 1865, With the rank of first sergeant. Was promoted to second lieutenant, but by some accident his commission did not reach him until about two hours after he got his discharge.



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