David C Dewey

Born: December 04, 1859

DAVID C. DEWEY. Produce and commission merchant, was born in Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, on December 4, 1859, the son of John M. and Mary C. (Chandler) Dewey. He received a common school education at Waupaca, attended high school and then entered the Bryant and Stratton Business College of Chicago. He graduated and then entered the produce business at Waupaca as an associate of his father. When twenty-one years of age, in the winter of 1881, he went to Chicago to engage in the commission business in that city. He was still associated with his father, continuing in business with him until his death. In February, 1910, Mr. Dewey came to Antigo, Wisconsin, from Chicago. He began building up a produce business in Langlade County and has since operated in the potato buying business on an extensive scale. He has sold hundreds of car lots of potatoes to wholesale distributors in Chicago and other cities.

Mr. Dewey was united in marriage to Flora A. Penney of Waupaca, Wisconsin, on December 27,1883. To this union four children were born. They are Fred, born December 6, 1884; Edward, deceased; Harold, born July 5, 1889; Robert C., born September 22, 1894. Two sons, Robert and Harold served as Lieutenants in the World War. Both were overseas. Harold was wounded September 12, 1918, in the St. Mihiel offensive.

Mr. Dewey has a farm consisting of eighty-seven acres located on section 19, township 31, range 15 east. He is now in Chicago, Ill., where he is marketing agent for the Produce Sales Co., Inc., with headquarters at Clark and South Water street; Langlade County potatoes are distributed from these headquarters in car lots.

Mr. Dewey was baptized a Baptist, which faith he still adheres to. The Dewey residence is on Second Avenue, Antigo, Wis.

Source: p.274. History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922