Bio: Smith, O. B. (History - b 1823)

Poster: Crystal Wendt

Email: Post4LincolnCoWi@aol.com

 

Surnames: Smith, Ravlin

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

O. B. Smith, lumberman, Merrill, was born in Erie, Pa., Sept. 10, 1823. He first settled at Trapp River, in 1844. He lived there but a short time, then went to Wausau, and made that his headquarters until 1853, dealing in lumber and logs. Then he located at Merrill permanently, and has since followed his present business. He was married at Kanesville, Ill., in 1856, to Sophronia Ravlin , who was born in Clymer, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Nov. 22, 1832. They have five children Katie, Frank and Fred (who were twins), Dora and Charles.

 

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