Bio: Strong, Seymour B.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 218.


SEYMOUR B. STRONG, wholesale dealer in coal, wood, lime, etc., Chippewa Falls, was born in Warren, Litchfield Co., Conn., May 18, 1844; lived on a farm until he was eighteen years of age. He then entered the employ of the Hartford & New Haven Railway Company : was with that company for six years, and in 1870 he came to Wisconsin; was engaged as civil engineer on the West Wisconsin & Valley Railway, until 1874, then came to Chippewa Falls, and from July, 1874, to January, 1875, he was civil engineer of the Chippewa Falls & Western Railway. He then became manager of the road, and ran on the road as conductor until August, 1880. He had commenced dealing in coal, lime and wood in 1877, and, in 1880, he began his wholesale business. He is considerably in real estate and mining operations. Oct. 8, 1873, he was married in the town of Orange, Juneau Co., Wis., to Alice C. Gardner, a native of the town of Laurens, N.Y. They have three childrenóCharles G., Charrie E. and Alice.



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