|THE SUPERIOR TELEGRAM MARCH 7, 1910 (Monday)
CHARLES LORD, SR AGED PIONEER OF HEAD OF LAKES, DIES AT SOLON SPRINGS
|MAN OF WIDE ACQUAINTANCE AND VARIED EXPERIENCE IN
EARLY DAYS PASSES AWAY
SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM. SOLON SPRINGS WIS. MARCH 7.
Charles Lord, Sr., one of the oldest pioneers of the head of the lakes, died Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at his residence at this place, where he has resided for the past 25 years. Old age caused the death.
The funeral will be held from Catholic church of which he was trustee, on Wednesday morning at 10:30 on arrival of the train from Superior, and his remains will be interred in the Catholic cemetery at this place.
Mr. Lord was nearly 82 years old, being born May 29, 1828 in St. Francis Ont. At the age of 24 he left Canada and came to this country. His first home was at Kankakee Ill., and on account of fevers at this place he joined a party going by to the lead mines of Galena Ill., at that time making the acquaintance of General Grant. From Galena he moved to Prairie du Chien, Wis., where he worked at his trade as a baker which he had learned in Montreal. From this place he went to St. Paul and afterwards made a short stay at Fort Ripley , then in command of Capt. Todd, brother-in-law of President Lincoln, he was at the Fort for two years. At this time the Sioux Indian outbreak occurred at Little Falls. A man by the name of Swartz being shot by the Indians. Mr. Lord with about 15 others volunteered to go with a detachment to bring the Indians to terms. They met the Indians at Sauk Rapids, where a battle fought.
Mr. Lord's shoulder being grazed by a bullet but no one was badly hurt and they continued to chase the Indians across the Mississippi river, catching the redskins at dinner on the river bank. The Indians swam the river and in the battle fourteen were killed and six wounded.
After this Mr. Lord went to Watah, Minn. Where he carried on a bakery for a year, then going to Itasea where he had a bakery. The Winebago Indians bought their supplies there. Mr. Lord made a contract with Mayor David Herman to carry on a bakery at the Crow Wing agency, but after a year, at Mayor Herman's request, engaged with Lyon & Crittenden, Indian traders and came to Minnesota point, (now part of the present city of Duluth) to take charge of the Indian trading post.
Was Chief's Daughter
Mr. Lord took up a homestead on section 26-45-12 about 25 years ago,where the town of Solon Springs now stands. He platted the town of White Birch about 18 years ago, this afterwards being named Solon Springs, and he donated site of four acres for the Catholic church and cemetery.