Wood County, Wisconsin - Salter Family

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Charles A. Salter (1923)
Source: History of Wood County, Wisconsin (1923) compiled by George O. Jones, pages 547-548

* Charles A. Salter, D. D. S., who has been successfully practicing the profession of dentistry in Pittsville for the last 13 years, was born in Chilton, Calumet County, Wis., Sept. 25, 1883, son of William and Sarah (Nicholson) Salter. The father was a native of Ireland who came to America when 12 years old. After attaining manhood he was married to Sarah Nicholson at Dundas, Ontario, Canada, and they later settled in Chilton, Wis. Both are now deceased. Charles A. Salter was educated in Wisconsin, attending school at Chilton and later at Fond du Lac, being graduated in 1900. Later he began the study of dentistry in Marquette University, at Milwaukee, where he received the degree of D. D. S. in 1909. In July that year he came to Pittsville and opened an office in the old Dr. Wood building, where he has since practiced his profession with good success and won the reputation of being an able and reliable dentist. He is a stockholder in the Pittsville State Bank and in the Brown Bros. Construction Co. As a public spirited citizen he served six years on the city council, being first elected in 1911, and he is a member of the local school board, on which also he has served six years. His fraternal affiliations are with the Odd Fellows and Woodmen of the World, and he is connected by membership with the Episcopal Church. Dr. Salter was married at Chilton, Wis., Nov. 17, 1912, to Bertha Betka, daughter of Lewis and Gottlieba (Swatzky) Betka, her parents being now deceased. Dr. and Mrs. Salter have one child, Bonita May, who was born Dec. 13, 1914.

Salter, George Harold (1923)
Source: History of Wood County, Wisconsin (1923) compiled by George O. Jones, pages 568-569

* George Harold Salter, a prominent business man of Pittsville, well known throughout Wood County through his record of business activities and public service, was born in Colby, Clark County, Wis., March 17, 1888. The parents, Richard B. and Sarah E. (Engelhardt) Salter, were natives of Washington County, this state, and were married at West Bend, that county, soon after which they moved to Colby. There Richard B. Salter became a prominent lawyer and judge, serving as county judge from 1890 to 1898, and as district attorney from 1905 to 1907. He was also engaged in the lumber business there. Though he resided in Clark County until his death on May 28, 1914, on two occasions he became an active factor in the business development of Pittsville; first in 1904, when he was one of the organizers of the Pittsville State Bank, and secondly in 1908, when he established the R. B. Salter & Sons general store. His wife is still residing in Colby, Wis. They have five children: Hortense, now Mrs. Charles Freeman, Jr., of Menomonie, Wis.; Richard G., who is cashier of the Colby State Bank; Jessie, deceased; George Harold, of Pittsville, and John F., also of this city. George H. Salter acquired his literary education in Colby, being graduated from the high school there in 1905, after which he took a commercial course in Wisconsin University. In 1908 he came to Pittsville to become manager of the R. B. Salter & Sons general store, which was first located in the Dixon block. This enterprise proved successful and in 1913 the proprietors erected their present store building, a one story brick structure, 40 by 80 feet in dimensions, with full basement, it being the finest store building in the city. All kinds of general merchandise ????

Salter, John F. (1923)
Source: History of Wood County, Wisconsin (1923) compiled by George O. Jones, page 569

John F. Salter, was born at Colby, Clark County, Wis., Feb. 28, 1893, son of Richard B. and Sarah E. (Engelhardt) Salter. He was educated at Colby, graduating from the high school in 1910. He then came to Pittsville, Wood County, and for one year worked in the R. B. Salter & Sons general store. At the end of that time he entered Carroll College at Waukesha and took a two-year commercial course there, being graduated in 1913. After his father's death in 1914 he operated one of his farms for two years. In 1916 he returned to Pittsville, being a member of the R. B. Salter & Sons general mercantile company. On Dec. 10, 1917, he enlisted in the army and was assigned to the Quartermasters' Corps, being first stationed at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. He was then sent to Camp Custer, Mich., then to Washington, D. C., where he remained until he sailed for France in June, 1918. He was then transferred to the Headquarters Company of the 141st Field Artillery, with which he remained until the close of the war. In June, 1919, he returned to the United States and was discharged at Camp Grant, July 7, 1919. He is a member of Palmer Post, No. 276, American Legion, at Pittsville, and is also fraternally affiliated with the lodge of Elks at Wisconsin Rapids. On Sept. 22, 1919, he was united in marriage, at Colby, Wis., to Stella Meyers, daughter of Henry and Caroline (Plutte) Meyers, prosperous farmers of that vicinity. Of this union one child has been born, John F., Jr., on June 19, 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Salter attend the Congregational Church, the latter being a member of the Aid Society.

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