Biography of Daniel C. Putnam
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





DANIEL C. PUTNAM, of the firm of Andrews, Wise & Putnam. Mr. Putnam, like the other members of this firm, is a native of Massachusetts; he was born in Fitchburg March 10, 1844; his youth was spent on a farm and in attending school. On his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the army (his father having objected to his enlisting previously), and leaving the high school, joined the 25th Mass. V. I., of which his uncle, Edwin Upton, was Colonel, and he served as a member of that regimennt until the regiment was mustered out in August, 1865. After returning from the barmy, he went to Keene, N. H., where his father owned a tract of timber land, and he was engaged in lumbering there until the spring of 1867, when he came West. After prospecting considerable and finding nothing in particular, and being determined to stay in the West, he engaged with a contractor then building a gravel road into this city, and shoveled gravel about three months; in the meantime, having become acquainted with Rice & Co., he came into Springfield the fall of 1868, and was in the employ of that firm about a year, after which he determined to complete the education which his enlistment had broken off; by teaching and attending school as opportunity offered, he graduated at Worthington in June, 1874; he was Superintendent of the Yellow Springs Schools, at the same time teacher of the high school, and was engaged in teaching and study until January, 1876, when he became a member of the firm of Wilson, Wise & Putnam, and he has since been connected with this establishment as a member of the different firms who have succeeded each other, and he now has special charge of the accounting department. Mr. Putnam married, Dec. 15, 1875, Miss Kate E. Urger; she was born in Cincinnati, and came with her parents to this city in 1867. The issue of this union has been three children, only one of whom, Helen Clifford, is living. It will be seen Mr. Putnam has come to his present circumstances by persevering through severe experiences, and is therefore a self made man; he is now in the prime of life, thorough and competent in business, and affable and respected in society; he is a member of the High Street M. E. Church in which he is a Steward, and is identified with the different departments of church activities; he is also identified with the educational interests of the city, being a member of the Board of Education; he is also a member of the lodge and chapter of the Masonic fraternity, his membership being at Yellow Springs.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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