Thomas Hinton

Thomas Hinton

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 11 Jun 1867 (aged 53)
USA
Burial Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 86505410 · View Source
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Thomas Hinton was born in Ohio on August 13, 1813. He came to Big Bull Falls (now Wausau) in 1843 and built the first saloon/hotel named "The Blue Eagle," which stood on the east side of the Wisconsin River, directly west of Jackson Street.
After operating that business for a few years, he built a second hotel at the corner of Main and Forest streets. It was later moved to the corner of Main and Jackson streets and was called the Riverside Hotel. Later, he purchased the Trappe River mill.
In 1850, while serving on the county board, Thomas Hinton was allowed $100 by the board to erect a building to be used by the county. He built that building which, in reality, was Marathon County's first court house. The bill he submitted to the board was for $98.78. In 1857 the Marathon County Agricultural Society was organized with Thomas Hinton as the president. Mr. Hinton served as Marathon County Sheriff in 1852-1853 and also held other county and town offices.
Thomas Hinton died on June 11, 1867 at 53 years of age. He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau, WI.


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  • Created by: Bill Hart
  • Added: 9 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86505410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Hinton (13 Aug 1813–11 Jun 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86505410, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Bill Hart (contributor 47578214) .