|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1827|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1893|
CLOSE WILLIAM HON
OAK RIDGE - OKE W
VET. CO H FIRST BATAL INF MINN REG.
SP. ELIZABETH FIERS.
CLOSE WILLIAM BIOGRAPHY BOOK - HISTORY OF RICE COUNTY 1882. WILLIAM CLOSE is a native of Ohio, born on the 9th of September, 1827. When he was six years old his parents sold their interests there and re-moved to Indiana, locating in the Wabash valley. In 1855, they came to Minnesota, and on the 12th of June of that year settled in Richland township where they were pioneers. William and his brother John helped to organize the place, and the former was the first school clerk, hiring Miss Debby Newcomb to'teach the first school in his district, No. 21; was first Town Collector, and after the town was fully organized was elected Assessor. In the fall of 1870, he was a member of the State Legislature, and in 1871, was appointed Marshal and Enumerator for seven townships, comprising the east district of Rice county. While living in Richland he pre-empted land in Walcott, but sold a short time after and bought more in the former place, remaining in the township engaged in farm-ing for twenty-five years. In 1876, he came to this city, and resides on Eighth and Sycamore streets. In 1881, he was appointed Enumerator for the seventh ward of the city of Faribault. He is engaged in the insurance business for the St. Paul Fire & Marine Company and several other promi-nent firms. He was married on the 19th of August, 1847, to Miss Elizabeth Fiers, who has borne him nine children, of whom eight are living, four boys and two girls were born in Rice county. Mr. Close served a short time as recruit in the first Minnesota Regiment.
John Close (1794 - 1845)
Elizabeth Fiers Close (1828 - 1913)
Eliza Jane Close Austin (1854 - 1941)*
William Close (1827 - 1893)
Mary Jane Close Finley (1829 - 1850)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: OKE F-91
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Record added: Oct 05, 2009
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