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S. A. Gilley


Source: From “History of Northern Wisconsin, An Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources; an Extensive Sketch of its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages.” Volume 1. Chicago: the Western Historical Company, A.T. Andreas, Proprietor, 1881, p. 284.

S. A. Gilley, firm of GILLEY & SPALDING, grocers, bakers and confectioners, Menomonie, was born in Allegany County, New York, in 1845. He enlisted in the spring of 1863 in the 13th New York Artillery, afterward, served in the 6th Veteran Artillery. After the close of the war he became a student of the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, at Lima, New York. He began preaching in 1867, in connection with the Free Methodist Church. Went to Chicago in 1868. Was a resident of Illinois for several years, engaged in preaching. He came to Wisconsin in 1873. Had charge of churches in Grant and Lafayette counties. He went to Eau Claire in 1875. He came to Menomonie in 1878. He is now pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in the town of Sherman. Is also with his father-in-law, Mr. Spalding, engaged in business in Menomonie. Married Nellie M. Spalding; born in Illinois. They have three children: Emma, Amy and Cora.

 

 

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