S. J. ASKEW


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 949

S. J. ASKEW, (nee LIVESEY), millinery and fancy goods, also agent for E. Butterick & Co.'s patterns; she is a native of New Jersey, and is of English parentage, and the eldest of twelve children; came to Madison in 1853, and this city has since been her home; was educated in Madison and Sauk City, Wis. Her mother died Christmas, 1872, and in July 1873, she opened a general millinery store, and the same season secured the agency for Butterick's patterns; her store is in Ogden's Block, and residence corner of Dayton street and Wisconsin avenue. She was married, Dec. 31, 1879, to Charles ASKEW, a machinist and veteran mechanic of Madison, who owns shop corner Lake and King streets; he is a native of England; both are Episcopalians; she is a member of the Women's Christian Temperance union.


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