Clark and Jackson
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S. E. HUTCHINGS, of Neillsville, was born at Peekskill, New York, June 24. 1839, and removed to Wankesha, Wisconsin,
with his parents in 1850. His parents, Purdy G. and Margaret Hutchings, were both natives of the State of New York;
his great-grandparents, whose surname was Clark, also his grandparents, whose surname was Jones, were born in Virginia;
his forefathers took part in the Revolutionary war, also in the war of 1812, on the American side. He has one brother
and one sister, both living. His parents are both dead, his father dying in 1854 and his mother in 1887, and both
are buried in the cemetery at Waukesha.
Mr. Hutchings was married to Margaret J. McKeand, May 8, 1859, by the Rev. J, M. Walker. Miss MeKeand was born
at Wawatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, November 1, 1842. Her parents came from Newton-Stewart, Scotland, in
1823. S. E. Hutchinge and family moved to Clark County, Wisconsin, in 1869, and settled on section 34, in the town
of Pine Valley. They are the parents of five children: Catherine M., born October 19, 1861; John E., born September
28, 1863; William N., born April 22, 1866; and S. E. Jr., born September 10, 1868, all in the county of Waukesha;
Mary J. Hutchings, born February 26, 1874, in Clark County. S. E. Hutchings, Jr., died March 24, 1882, of spinal
meningitis; William N. died May 23, 1886, by accidental drowning in Black River, and both were interred in the
city of Neillsville cemetery.
Mr. Hutchings is a farmer by occupation, having received a common school and an academical education, and is one
of the enterpnsrng and leading citizens of Clark County; has been a Magistrate for the past six years, and is at
present; also Town Clerk of the town of Pine Valley for the past four years. which office he holds at present.
He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Neillsville Lodge, No. 198, and he is a strong Republican, taking a prominent
part in all public matters.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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