Bio: Swift, Nelson O.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

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


NELSON O. SWIFT, superintendent Chippewa Falls Gas Light Co., was born in South Paris, Oxford Co., Me., April 4, 1842; lived there until 1863; then came to Chicago, and has been engaged in gas business ever since, associated with his brother, A. E. Swift, in the construction of gas works in various places in Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin; also engaged with him in saw-mill business at Cadott, Wis. He was married in LaSalle, III., Feb. 22, 1877, to Thirza D. Lindley. She was born in LaSalle. They have one son, Harry Lindley, born Jan. 21, 1881. A. TARRANT, undertaker and dealer in furniture, Chippewa Falls, was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng., Jan. 7, 1822. Came to America with his parents, Thomas and Mercy (Hamilton) Tarrant in 1827. They located in between Watertown and Sacketts Harbor, Jefferson Co., N. Y.; lived there five years, then removed to Kingston, Ontario. Remained in Canada until 1863, then moved to Muskegon, Mich., where he resided until he came to Eau Claire in 1867. June 25, 1879, he came from Eau Claire to Chippewa Falls; engaged in lumber business for seventeen years, prior to leaving Canada and continued in that business until he came to Chippewa Falls. He was married in Sheffield County, Canada, Feb. 26, 1843, to Elizabeth Hattrick. She was born in Perth, Ontario. They have two children living—Martha Jane, now Mrs. Jo seph Bletchier, of Eau Claire; James Henry, superintendent of the Valley Lumber Company's mill at Eau Claire. Lost one daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who died May 14, 1877, aged about twenty-six years. Mr. T. is a member of the Temple of Honor.



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