Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'titus'
Term: Titus, William Albert 1868 - 1951
businessman, politician, local historian, author, b. Empire, Fond du Lac County. He attended the Univ. of Wisconsin and the Univ. of Chicago, and in 1895 became associated with a lime and stone company in Fond du Lac. In 1902 he was one of the organizers of the Standard Lime and Stone Co. of Fond du Lac, served as its secretary-treasurer (1902-1920) and president (1920-1940). For a number of years, Titus was also president of the Citizens' Loan and Investment Co. of Fond du Lac. A Republican, he was state senator (1921-1928), was active in the state conservation program, and from 1913 to 1923 was a member of the Univ. of Wisconsin Board of Visitors. An active member of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Titus was its president (1940-1946), and was the author of many articles on state and local history, as well as Wisconsin Writers, published in 1930, and a History of the Fox River Valley (3 vols., 1930). He devoted the later years of his life to his interest in history and writing. Wis. Mag. Hist., 34; F. L. Holmes, et al., eds., Wis. (5 vols., Chicago, 1946); Wis. Blue Book (1927); Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter, Feb. 3, 1951.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the William A. Titus Papers for details.
View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.
[Source: Blue book]
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Banta, George Sr. 1857 - 1935
Beall, Samuel Wooton[?] 1807 - 1868
Campbell, William James 1871 - 1956
Gilbert, William 1827 - 1900
Griswold, Hattie [Tyng] 1840 - 1909
Harrison, Mark Robert 1819 - 1894
Harwood, Frank James 1855 - 1940
Hicks, John 1847 - 1917
Hooper, Moses 1835 - 1932
Kimberly, John Alfred 1838 - 1928
Kraut, Hans Baptiste 1881 - 1947
Kuypers, John Anton 1869 - 1940
Macy, John B. 1799 - 1856
Martin, Deborah Beaumont 1858 - 1931
Mauthe, William 1873 - 1942
Minahan, Robert Emmet 1858 - 1935
Paine, Edward Lathrop 1801 - 1893
Purdy, William T. 1882 - 1918
Rexford, Eben Eugene 1848 - 1916
Rueping [Ruping], William ["Heinrich","Wilhelm"] 1
Scofield, Edward 1842 - 1925
Thompson, John C[Ameron] 1872 - 1934
Tittemore, James Nelson 1864 - 1949
Titus, William Albert 1868 - 1951
Whiting, George Albert 1849 - 1930