"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Tweedy, Robert B. one of the leading business men of Tomahawk, was born in Milwaukee, Sept. 27, 1864, son of John H. and Anna M. (FISHER) TWEEDY. The father was a native of Connecticut and the mother of Boston, Mass. It was in 1836 that they settled in Milwaukee, then quite a small place, and it required no effort for Mr. TWEEDY, a man of liberal education and a lawyer by profession, to take a prominent place in the community. He grew up with the place and in a few years his reputation extended so far beyond its limits that he was elected one of the representatives to organize the territory of Wisconsin into a state and settle the vexed boundary question, for which purpose conventions were held, one in 1846 and another--the final one-- in 1847-48. He was on a later occasion a candidate for the office of governor. Robert B. TWEEDY was reared in Milwaukee and acquired his education partly there and partly in Boston, Mass. He subsequently followed railroading in the employ of the Wisconsin Central Railway, being thus occupied until 1901, and after the death of Mr. BRADLEY in 1903 he had charge of the Bradley holdings and later as president, which position he still retains. At Milwaukee in 1891 Mr. TWEEDY was united in marriage with Edna BRADLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward BRADLEY, her father being a brother of William H. BRADLEY above referred to, who was for many years one of Lincoln County's foremost citizens.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 502; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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