Person:Roscoe Hersey (1)

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Name Roscoe Freeman Hersey
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 JUL 1841 Milford, Penobscot, ME
Marriage 4 JAN 1864 Bangor, Penobscot, MEto Celestine Evelyn Wardwell

Rosooe F. Hersey was born July 18, 1841, in Milford, Maine; was educated at the graded school in Bangor, and clerked in his father's store until 1862, when he volunteered as a soldier in Company A, Eighteenth Maine Infantry. He was appointed second lieutenant and rose to the rank of captain in 1863, but on May 19, 1864, was severely wounded at the battle of Spottslyvania Court House, was confined in the hospital nine months, and discharged with the brevet rank of colonel. Col. Hersey spent two years in New Orleans, engaged in the shipping and commission business, and in the spring of 1867 came to Stillwater (Minnesota) and thence to Lake City, where he had charge of the lumber and mercantile business of Hersey, Staples & Co. in that city for five years. In 1872 he returned to Stillwater, entered the firm of Hersey, Brown & Bean, dealers in lands, lumber and merchandise. In 1877 he was elected state senator and served one term. He has held many responsible positions. He married Eva C. Wardwell, of Bangor, Maine, Jan. 4, 1864. They have one son, Clinton (perhaps this is Burnett?), an enterprising, public spirited man, inheriting much of his father's will power. -Fifty Years in the Northwest. Folsom, William Henry Carman. St. Paul, MN: Pioneer Press Co, 1888

Living in Stillwater, MN at 1880 census. In St. Paul at 1900 census.

References
  1. Fifty Years in the Northwest. Folsom, William Henry Carman. St. Paul, MN: Pioneer Press Co, 1888.