Biography of Fred J. Vine
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FRED J. VINE was born in Buffalo, New York November 10, 1844, son of Mr. sand Mrs. John Vine, natives of Sussex County, England, who came to America in 1844 and located in Buffalo. Mr. Vine was the youngest of their family of four children. He received his education in the public schools of his native city, attending school in winter and working in the summer time. In starting out in life Mr. Vine had little or no capital save a willing hand and a determination to succeed. He came to Wisconsin in 1884 and located in Clark County, where he bought forty acres of land that by hard work he reclaimed from the wilderness. As the years went by he prospered in his undertakings and is now the owner of a half section of land, sections 9 and 18, in Grant Township. This is located five miles from Neillsville.

Mr. Vine was married in Buffalo, in 1864, to Mary Boss, who was born June 1, 1844. Her parents were also natives of England. They have seven children: Etta A., Arthur, Fred, Elsie, Frank, George and Edna. All have received a liberal education in the district schools and in Neillsville, and for three years Elsie has been a teacher. Politically Mr. Vine is a Democrat, He favors the public school system, but believes that parents should control the education of their children, He has been Chairman of the Town Board for three years, and for sixteen years served as Town Clerk of his town, and as Postmaster of Pleasant Ridge ten years; he has been Secretary of the Clark County Fair Association, and is President of the Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He is engaged in general farming and stock raising, making a specialty of fine sheep, which he imports. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. That he is regarded as one of the representative citizens of his county is attested by the fact that he is the present nominee of his party for the office of County Treasurer.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.