Histories: Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:
"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":
Chapter 23: More Historical Papers
First Meeting in Sumner
-As transcribed from page 895
"At the first town meeting held in the town of Sumner, April 6, 1858, the following number of votes were cast for town officers: William Harman received 13 votes for chairman supervisor; James T. King, 13 for supervisor; Jay H. Chase, 13 for supervisor; Alvin H. Daniels, 13 for town clerk; Austin Ayrs, 13 for treasurer; Henry C. Blanchard, 12 for superintendent of schools; Alva H. Daniels, 13 for justice of the peace; George Silkworth, 12 for justice of the peace; David R. Chase, 13 for Justice of the peace; James Chase, 13 for justice of the peace; Austin Ayers, 13 for assessor; John Spalding, 13 for constable; H. C. Blanchard, 13 for constable; Russel Bowers, 13 for constable; Albert Taylor, 11 for town sealer. Whole number of votes cast, 13. William Harman, James T. King, Jay H. Chase, inspectors; Alva H. Daniels, clerk.
"We, the undersigned inspectors of election, after comparing all the votes, find that the following persons were elected to the following town officesin and for the town of Sumner, composed of township No. 24, range 7, 8 and 9:
"William Hartman, chairman of supervisors; Jay H. Chase and James T. King, supervisors; Alva H. Daniels, town clerk; Austin Ayrs, treasurer; A. C. Blanchard, superintendent of schools; Alva H. Daniels, George Silkworth, David H. Chase, and James Chase, justices of the peace; Austin Ayers, assessor; John Spalding, H. C. Blanchard and Russel Bowers, constables; Albert Taylor, town sealer of weights and measures.
"We further certify the above to be the result of the first town election for town officers held at Blanchard Tavern on Beef River Station on April 6, 1858, and that the above report is true and correct. Dated at the town of Sumner, this 6th day of April, 1858. William Harman, Jay H. Chase, James T. King, Inspectors of Election.
"I certify the above to be true and correct report of said town election. Alva H. Daniels, Clerk of Election." - (Copy of the Records.)
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