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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sawyer, Philetus 1816- (search)
Sawyer, Philetus 1816- Legislator; born in Whiting, Vt., Sept. 22, 1816; received a common school education in New York; removed to Wisconsin in 1847 and engaged in the lumber business; was a member of the State legislature in 1857 and 1861; mayor of Oshkosh in 1863; member of Congress in 1864-74; United States Senator in 1881-93; and a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1876, 1880, and 1896. He died in Oshkosh, Wis., March 29, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
98 Wisconsin raises and equips four regiments for American-Spanish War.......1898 Great strike of wood-workers at Oshkosh, accompanied by rioting and bloodshed......1898 Disastrous forest fires in northern Wisconsin during September; many lives lost......1898 Milwaukee public museum opened in new building......Jan. 23, 1899 Wisconsin Historical Society celebrates fiftieth anniversary ......Feb. 22, 1899 Tornado in Minnesota and Wisconsin (over 250 persons killed at New Richmond, Wis.)......June 12, 1899 J. V. Quarles elected United States Senator......1899 Gen. Henry Harnden, capturer of Jefferson Davis, dies at Madison......March 17, 1900 Ex-Senator Philetus Sawyer dies at Oshkosh......March 29, 1900 Belle Boyd, the woman spy in the Civil War, dies at Kilbourn......June 12, 1900 Wisconsin State Historical library building dedicated......Oct. 19, 1900 David Giddings, member of Wisconsin Constitutional Convention, dies......Oct. 24, 1900 Wyoming