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Commemorative biographical record of the Fox River Valley counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families
(1895)

Biographical,   pp. [unnumbered]-[1232] PDF (429.7 MB)


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CO fMEMORA TIV"' BIOGR APHI CAL RECORD.
business, conducting a general store in
Green Bay several vears, whither he
came May 22, 1849; in 1854 he com-
menced the hardware business. From
the timne of his first entering the arena of
commercial trade success followed his
efforts, and his reputation for honesty
and xeracity became as a household wxord
in the Fox River Valley. On October I,
1840, Mr. Kimball married Miss Sarah
\%eston, daughter of Rev. Isaiah Weston,
who, during the war of 1812, was revenue
c(ollector at New Bedford. Mass., arid
later lived in Dalton, same State, where
Ih was engaged in 1iusiness, and preached
the Gospel of love to the people. He
died there of paralysis February 17, 182 1,
aged forty-eight years anrd sixteen daays,
deeply lamented. Six children blessed
the union of Mr. and Mrs. Kimball, viz. :
Marv C., A. Weeston, Charles T., Mather
I)., Sarah and \Villian I)xwight; of whomn
A. \Veston is general agent of Illinois for
the Northwestern Life Insurance Con-
p)aily of Milxxwaukee, and has made an
enviable record: Mather I). is in the em-
ploy of the same company; Charles T.
conducts his father's business: Mary C.
is the wife of M. H. Walker, and Sarah
married L. 13. Sale, who v \xas drowned
in the Fox river with his two sons,
Richard and Robert: WVilliam  I)xwight
died at the age of two years. Mr. and
Mrs. Kimball lived a happy life together
of over half a century, having celebrated
their golden wedding Octobler 1, 189o.
She died in Green Bay June 27, 1891,
aged nearly ninety 3"ears, an active inen-
ber of the Presbyterian Church. Charity
was her twin sister. Rich and poor
alike, she called them all her friends, and
her name anrd deeds of benevolence will
long- be held in blessed remembrance by
the people. Mr. Kimball is a member
of the Presbyterian Church at Green Bay,
and Was appointed an elder in 1858. His
venerable appearance on the streets,
bearing on his snowy head the winter of
over eighty-six years, reminnds the passers-
by of the patriarchs of old, and the
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respect shown is evidence sufficient of
tile high esteem in which he is held
bx all.
W       ALTER THOMAS HAGEN, M.
         I)., who is fast making his way
         to the front rank of his profes-
         sion, not only as a physician in
general practice, but also as ai otulist and
aurist, as a specialist, is vet a young mai,
with the promise of a brilliant future before
1ii111.
    He i's a native of Green Bay, Wis.,
born October 19, 1868, a son of Frank
and Nellie .Magher) Hagen, the former
of x%-horn was born in Frankfort, Germany,
and xxwhen a seven-year-old lad came to
the United States with his parents. For
a time theyn made their home in Fond du
Lac, \Vis., finally removing to \Xinona,
Minn., where Frank grew to manhood,
after which he returned to \Visconsin and
was engaged in business in Oshkosh till
1865, the year of his cominig to Green
Bay. Here he established a livery-stable
business, which he carried on successfully
some twenty-seven    years, eventually
becoming actively interested in a stone
quarry and in a steamboat line; he also
takes governminent contracts for the builld-
ing of piers, breakwaters, etc. His wife
is a natixe of Ireland, and, coining to this
country when young, was reared to woman-
hood in Cleveland, Ohio; she is the
mother of four children, viz.: Frank,
Walter T., William and Mar>.
   The subject proper of this sketch
received ehis elementarx education at the
common and high schools of Green Bay,
and learned the trade of printer in Eras-
tus Root's office. When seventeen years
old he entered a drug store in Green Bay,
subsequently clerking in one at Stephen-
son, Mich., prior to which, July 1, 1885,
he had commenced the study of medicine
under the preceptorship of Dr. J. R.
Brandt, formerly a well-known physician,
of Brown county, Wis., now of Chicago.
Being now fully prepared for college, our
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