W. R. Sutherland

Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 73

W. R. SUTHERLAND, lumberman, Ashland, was born in Glengarie Co., Canada, Nov. 17, 1841. He lived on a farm until coming to Wisconsin, when he went to the woods and lumbered in Juneau County. In 1867 he went to Dubuque in the lumber business, where he remained till 1874; then came to Ashland and entered the Ashland Lumber Company as secretary. He was married in 1873 to Miss Jane Ross, of Montreal. They have five children— Edward R., Grace, Walter A., Margaret and Joseph. He is now County Treasurer of Ashland, also contractor for Northern Pacific Railroad.



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