Biography of Chester G. Stow
Clark and Jackson Counties, WI Biographies

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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 Adventists.

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.

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