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Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biographypage 257 COX, WINFRED DOUGLASS, clergyman, was born 12 February 1858, in Monroe county, WV. After receiving the rudiments of his education in the public schools he attended the Northwestern university of Evanston, IL; and the Lawrence university of Appleton, WI. Since 1881 he has been engaged in the ministry, and has filled pastorates in the Methodist Episcopal church in various cities in Wisconsin, and is now at Menominee Falls. He has contributed many valuable articles to current literature.
 
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CURRY, SOLOMON S., business man, legislator, was born June 12, 1839, in Canada. In 1862 he moved to northern Michigan and engaged in mining, and also in exploring for the Sault Ste. Marie Canal company, and subsequently explored for the same company at Marquette. In 1879 he went to Menominee, where he opened the Curry mine, and subsequently the Beauford mine. He has been identified with Ironwood, and was one of its founders. He was the first president of the First National bank of that city; established and was first president of the People's bank; and is president of the Metropolitan Iron and Land company. In 1875 he represented Marquette county in the Michigan state legislature, and in 1886 was the democratic candidate for lieutenant-governor.
 
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HOLMES, WILLIAM, lumberman, financier, was born April 16, 1830, in New Brunswick, Canada. In 1854 he moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, thence to Escanaba, Michigan; and in 1858 to Menominee, Michigan. For forty years he has been actively engaged in the lumber business; is part owner of a paper mill, and a stockholder in the Lumberman's National bank. He has taken an active part in the business and public affairs of his city, and has filled numerous offices of trust. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biographypage 871
 
SOMERS, PETER J., lawyer, congressman, was born April 12, 1850, in Menominee, Wisconsin. In 1882 he was elected attorney of the city of Milwaukee, and served two years; and in 1890 was elected to the common council, and upon its organization was elected president. He was appointed trustee of the Public library; and in 1890 was elected mayor of the city of Milwaukee, and was re-elected in 1892. At the special election held in 1893 to fill a vacancy he was elected to the fifty-third congress as a democrat.
 
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STEPHENSON, SAMUEL M., agriculturist, merchant, state senator, congressman, was born in 1831 in New Brunswick. He was chairman of the board of supervisors of Menominee county for several years; was a representative in the Michigan state legislature in 1877-78, and a member of the senate in 1879-80 and 1885-86. He was elected to the fifty-first, fifty-second, and fifty-third congresses and re-elected to the fifty-fourth congress as a republican.
 
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TAINTER, ANDREW, lumberman, philanthropist, was born July 6, 1823, in Salins, NY. In 1832 he moved west to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; and in 1895 moved to Chippewa Falls, Wis. He has attained success in the lumber business; and commanded the first steamboat which was used by his firm on the Chippewa river. He presented to the city of Menominee a public library and Memorial hall, which is the chief ornament of that city. Commencing fifty years ago with no capital, he now owns controlling interests in the largest lumber mills of Wisconsin, and is the wealthiest man in the Chippewa valley.    
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