Sunday Morning – Just notes about William Cartwright…

To drive on a point about what I just wrote earlier.

William Cartwright is on this photo with his son George, his wife Betsey, and a young mother with her child. I can’t figure out right now who she is. I know that’s a four generation photo. She has to be George’s daughter, but whose daughter?

About William Cartwright
Company D
5th Wisconsin Infantry
Union Army
He enlisted from Portland, WI, on 25 Aug 1864 and mustered out on 28 Jun 1865.
Four of his brothers also served in the war; two of them, Alvin and Washington did not come home. Alvin died of wounds received at the battle of Perryville, and Washington died of meningitis in Nashville, TN.
William first married Emeline Vaughn (1847-1873), who was from Stevens Point – and they lived there after the marriage. When she died in 1873, he moved to Colby, Marathon County.
He next married Betsy Smith with whom he had one son, George. They also had an adopted daughter, Mable.
From: “Standard History of Waupaca County, Wisconsin” Edited by John M. Ware 1917.

The career of Mr. Cartwright has identified him with the City of Waupaca for a great many years, and he has been one of the leading business men of the town. He represents some of the old and honored family names in the early annals of this county.
His father is William Cartwright, an old soldier and now a retired resident of Waupaca. William Cartwright was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, in 1841, a son of John and Eliza (Sweet) Cartwright, who were also natives of New York State. During the decade of the ’50s the family came west to Waupaca County, first buying land in Waupaca Township near the city of that name, and later securing a farm near Sheridan in Farmington Township. John Cartwright died there about 1876, while his wife passed away in Waupaca County in 1891. They were the parents of the following children: Louis, Samuel, John, William, Alvin, Washington, Henry, Charles and one, Calvin, who died in infancy. Few families sent more of their manly sons to bear the brunt of the War of the Rebellion. There were five Cartwrights in the army, Samuel, John, William, Alvin and Washington.
William Cartwright enlisted in Company D of the Fifth Wisconsin Infantry and was in active service for about two years. After the war he returned home and married for his first wife Emeline Vaughn. She was born at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in 1847, a daughter of Eliphalet Vaughn, who was one of the pioneers of Portage County. After his marriage William Cartwright lived in Stevens Point, but in 1873, after the death of his wife, he removed to Colby, in Marathon County, and acquired a homestead farm. In 1880 he returned to Waupaca County, rented land for some years, and then moved to the City of Waupaca, where he now resides. In politics he is a republican and a. member of the Grand Army of the Republic. By his first marriage there were the following children: Eliphalet, Luella, now deceased, Grace and Alvin E.
In 1873 William Cartwright married Miss Betsy Smith. She was born at Lind Center in Waupaca County October 15, 1855, daughter of Griffin and Lorinda (Lamphier) Smith, both of whom were born in New York State. Lorinda Lamphier was the daughter of Sebulon and Betsey (Hirer) Lamphier, who were among the earliest pioneer settlers of Lind Township. The Lamphier family is one that is frequently mentioned in the early annals of the township. Griffin Smith came to Lind Township in the early fifties and he afterwards volunteered his services as a Union soldier and died at Jackson, Tennessee, in 1865. His widow survived him for a great many years and died at Amherst, Wisconsin, December 2, 1906. Griffin Smith and wife had the following children: Betsey, Mary, Elwood, George, Harriet and Griffin, the last three now deceased. Mrs. Lorinda Smith afterwards married Caleb Harris, and by that marriage she had three daughters, Hattie, Laura and Eva, all of whom are still living.
Mr. William Cartwright by his second wife had a son George, who was born April 23, 1874, and has been a resident of Waupaca since 1882. George Cartwright was educated in the Waupaca country schools and for a number of years has been employed by the Fish & Tallgate firm of millers at Waupaca. He married Jessie Miller of Waupaca and they have five living children, George, Edwin, Eunice, Eva and Edith, and they lost two named Philip and Edna.
Mr. Alvin E. Cartwright was born at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, August 31, 1872, and when an infant was brought to Sheridan in Waupaca County and later to the City of Waupaca. He grew up in the family of Judge C. S. Ogden, and obtained his early education in the public schools. When a young man he engaged in the business of house moving as a teaming contractor, and for twenty-seven years has conducted a large business as a cartage and teaming contractor. It is noteworthy that he hauled the first load of lumber for the original buildings of the Soldiers Home. He has won financial independence by close attention to business and enjoys the comforts of a good home. In 1895 he bought his home on East Royalton Street, and has lived there now for more than twenty years. In politics Mr. Cartwright is a prohibitionist. For nine years he served as chief of the police force of Waupaca. Fraternally he is affiliated with Waupaca Lodge No. 208, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, with the Modern Woodmen of America, the Woodmen of the World, the Knights of the Maccabees, being a charter member of the two latter organizations at Waupaca. He and his wife attend the Baptist Church.
In May, 1894, he married Miss Clara M. Davies. She was born at Madison, Wisconsin, in 1870, a daughter of John Davies, who for twenty three years was a professor of physics in the University of Wisconsin and was also an expert electrical engineer. Professor Davies died about 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright are the parents of four children. John died in infancy. William Eugene, born December 24, 1899, is a member of the junior class of the Waupaca High School. Earl Elwood was born September 7, 1901, and is in the first year of the high school. Harold LeRoy was born June 3, 1907, and is in the fourth grade of the public schools.

Father:John A Cartwright

Spouse:Betsey A. Cartwright

Children:Della V. Cartwright

Twin Boys Cartwright

George Ellwood Cartwright

Alvin Elwood Cartwright

2 thoughts on “Sunday Morning – Just notes about William Cartwright…

  1. Hi Pierre This read was very interesting to me, considering I live in the township of Dayton, I work at Farmers State Bank in Waupaca and I know all these small townships around Waupaca. I do know some Cartwrights that live in Waupaca. Now I wonder if they are related to this person. Michelle
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