Bio: Ripley, George H. (History - b 1832)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Ripley, Gordon

---Transcribed from pages 438-450 "History of Northern Wisconsin" - Biographical Sketches

 George H. Ripley, mail carrier between Merrill and Rock Falls, was born in Perry, Washington Co., Me., Feb. 27, 1832. He came to Point Bois in 1848; lived there a short time, and then went to Grand Rapids, Wis., in 1850, following the lumber business until 1866. From there he went to Stevens Point, and followed running the river as pilot for eight or ten years. From there he went on the Northern Pacific Railroad, and engaged in the restaurant business; he was there one and one-half years. From there he returned to Stevens Point, and then went to Rock Falls, in the employ of the Improvement Company. He was married in Grand Rapids, July 8, 1854, to Nancy Gordon. She died July 12, 1854.


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