Clark and Jackson
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CHESTER G. STOW, a prosperous fanner residing on section 21, Loyal Township, was born in Washington County,
Wisconsin, June 13, 1852. His parents, Lewis G. and Laura (Smith) Stow, were natives of Trumbull County, Ohio;
the paternal grandparents were Chester and Cynthia (Ward) Stow, natives of Massachusetts; the direct maternal ancestors
were also natives of Massachusetts. Lewis G. Stow removed with his family to Washington County, Wisconsin, about
the year 1848, and after a residence there covering several years, he went to Waukesha County, Wisconsin, where
his wife died; in 1864 he made another change, settling in Clark County, where he homesteaded 160 acres of land;
this was heavily timbered, hut he cleared up a portion of it, and made a comfortable home, where he passed the
remainder of his days, surrounded by many of the blessings of this life. He was highly respected by his fellow
townsmen, and tbr three years represented them on the township board; he was also a member of the county hoard.
Politically he was identified with the Republican party. He and his wife were both faithful members of the Congregational
Church. They reared a family of four children: Naomi M., Cynthia S., Charles W. and Chester G.
Our esteemed subject was reared in Washington County, Wisconsin, in the town of Hartford; he received his education
in the common schools, and was trained to the occupation of a farmer; he also learned the carpenter's trade, but
has not followed it to any extent. in the earlier days of California staging was a profitable business, and Mr.
Stow was for two years engaged in running a stage line from Loyal to Spencer and Greenwood. After his father's
death he bought out the interest of the other heirs, and now owns 100 acres of land, thirty-three of which are
cleared and in a high state of cultivation. He has made all the improvements, which are modern in style and substantial
in character. Since purchasing the farm he has given his sole attention to its care and cultivation, and has been
very successful in all his undertakings.
Politically he affiliates with the Republican party, and has held almost all of the township offices. He and his
wife are both devoted church members, he belonging to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and she to the Seventh Day
December 23, 1875, occurred the marriage of Chester G. Stow and Miss Rhoda J. Roscoe, of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Stow was born in Washington County. Wisconsin, in the town of Farmington, February 23, 1855, and is a daughter
of James and Eliza (Finch) Roscoe, natives of the State of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Stow are the parents of three
children: Lewis R., who died in infancy; Hugh F. and Edwin F.
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Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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