From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 968

EPHRAIM D. DARWIN, freight agent, C. M. & St. P. R.R.; was born in Tecumseh, Lenawee Co., Mich., Oct. 5, 1830; came to Milwaukee, November 1839, with his uncle, A. FINCH, Jr., who is now senior partner of the firm of FINCHES, LYNDE & MILLER; Ephraim D. came to Madison in November 1851, and, with the exception of two years, has resided in Madison since that date; he is a practical printer; learned his trade in the Sentinel office at Milwaukee; worked nine years in Democrat and Democrat and Argus offices, in Madison; in 1855 he began railroading, with C. M. & St. P. R.R., and has been in the employ up to date; freight agent since 1865; has been several years a director of the Madison Institute; owns his residence on Graham Street; he has seen this city experience all the changes resulting from an extended system of railroads; when Madison was terminus, it was a thrifty center of both wholesale and retail trade; when he first visited Milwaukee, it did not contain a single brick house. Mr. DARWIN is not an old man, but during his life the wild prairies have borne the fruitage of our grand Western civilization. As a business man he is quiet and practical.

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