Biography of Walter Chipman
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Walter Chipman, a warm hearted, clear headed farmer, settled on sec. 2, Algoma tp., in 1854. He was born in Rensselaer Co., N. Y., Aug. 7, 1820. He graduated with high honors from Union College, at Schenectady, N. Y., in 1839. He read law in Troy and Lansingburg, and was admitted to the bar in 1842. He practiced until 1846, and then entered the war against Mexico, in Co. A, 1st N. Y. Regiment. He was discharged at Monterey, California, in 1848. He was in San Francisco when there were but 12 buildings in the entire place. While there he helped frame the Constitution of California. In 1851 he went to South America, Cork, London and Havre, and back to New York in 1852. In 1854 he came to Algoma, and has followed lumbering several years, and made a farm in the woods. His brother, John D. came here in 1859, and resides with him, owning 80 acres of land.

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