Bio: Halsey, Pierson L. (1871 - 19??)



Surnames: Halsey, Loveridge, Johnston, Rietbrock, Darrow, Greenwood


----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Halsey, Pierson L. (5 February 1871 - 19??)



PIERSON L. HALSEY,* justice of the peace in the town of Rietbrock, and the owner of 600 acres of valuable land here, for a number of years was well known in the county as an able attorney, practicing in the State, Federal and United States Supreme Courts. He was born February 5, 1871, at Oshkosh, Wis., and is a son of Lawrence and Mary L. (Loveridge) Halsey.  


Hon. Lawrence Halsey, who, for the past twelve years has been presiding judge of Milwaukee, was born in New York. He was one of the early business men of this part of Marathon County and a member of the firm of Johnston, Rietbrock & Halsey builders of the first mills at Athens. He married Mary L. Loveridge, also born in New York, and they had three children: Louisa, who is the wife of Philo C. Darrow, who conducts a printing establishment at Chicago; Pierson L.: and Cornelia, who is deceased.


Pierson L. Halsey went from the public schools of Milwaukee to Cornell University, where he was a student for three years, and then entered the law department of the University of Wisconsin, where he was graduated in the class of 1896. For fourteen years he was a member of the well known law firm of Rietbrock & Halsey and for seven years practiced alone, finally giving up his practice in order to give due attention to his large property interests. Two and one-half miles south of Athens is his stock and dairy farm of 135 acres, and here he makes a specialty of raising Berkshire hogs and Guernsey cattle. In his political sentiments he is not hide-bound, but has always been inclined toward the principles of the Democratic Party.  


On June 10, 1908, Mr. Halsey was married to Miss Grace L. Greenwood, who is a daughter of Rev. John W. and Gertrude

(Loveridge) Greenwood, the former being rector of the Episcopal Church at Oshkosh, Mrs. Halsey has one brother; John L. Mr. and Mrs. Halsey have one daughter, Mary Gertrude. They belong to the Episcopal Church. He is identified with the Masonic fraternity at Milwaukee.  



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