Wednesday, March 15, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 15

March 15, 1910 – The vast estate of General Samuel F. Hersey, who died in Bangor, Me., 35 years ago after creating an Eastern and Western trust to handle his property until 1900, is now closed up by two decrees filed today in Washington County district court in Stillwater.

General Hersey was largely interested as a pioneer lumberman on the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. He with other pioneers like Isaac Staples and Jacob Bean owned real estate in Stillwater, as well as several counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin in addition to Eastern property, making up a value of several millions.

General Hersey never actually left Bangor; his oldest son Roscoe represented his interests in the west. The 1880 Roscoe Hersey House in Stillwater is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Minneapolis Morning Tribune; March 16, 1910; p. 3.

Samuel F. Hersey

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