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Biography of Baron A. Stow

This biography appears on page 574 in
"History of Barron Co., Wisconsin"
H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922

Baron A. Stow, veteran of the Civil War and early settler of two states, was born in Vermont, and was there reared and attended school. At the age of twenty-one he came to Wisconsin and lived first in Kenosha County, and later in Monroe County. In the early sixties he moved to Houston County, Minn. From there in 1864 he enlisted in Co. E, 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the conflict, and participated in the Grand Review at Washington. After his return he took a homestead in Faribault County, Minn., where he developed a good farm. In 1881 he came to Barron County, and operated a dray line at Cumberland for a short time. Then he bought 40 acres in Section 17, Cumberland Township, where he developed a farm. In 1887 he sold, and went to Knoxville, Tenn., for a year. The next year he went to Springfield, Mo. In 1899 he came back to Barron County, and bought 80 acres in Maple Grove Township. Here he likewise developed a farm. Later he sold that place, and moved to upper Turtle Lake, where he lived until his death, Nov. 12, 1903. He was a fine type of citizen who lived a worthy life and was respected by all with whom he came into contact. Mr. Stow was twice married; first to Zemira L. Judd, a native of Canada, by whom he had six children. Achsah, now deceased, was the wife of Robert J. Odell. Cecil E. is a Cumberland farmer. Fannie M. is the wife of Charles Southworth, of Revilstock, British Columbia, Canada. Esta A. lives in Everett, Wash. Minnie V. is the wife of W. E. Lee, Spokane, Wash. Nellie M. is the wife of James Minnis, of Riceville, Iowa. For his second wife, Mr. Stow married Mrs. Catherine Millard, who now lives in Barron City. The family faith is that of the Baptist Church.

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