William N. Buswell



The first of the Buswell family to settle in Tower City, Dakota Territory, was William N. Buswell. Born in New Hampshire in 1839, the son of Milton Buswell, he moved to Fremont, Minnesota with his parents in 1857, and in the spring of 1879 with his brother-in-law, B.W. Marsh, he came to Tower City. They opened a livery and feed stable. In the fall of 1879, Mr. Buswell returned to Fremont, Minnesota, and brought his family, Mrs. Buswell, Susie, and Zula back with him in the spring of 1880.


He entered the real estate business along with his other interests, livery and feed stable, freight and stage coach lines, farming and contract work.


During his lifetime in Tower City he wrote several interesting articles about Tower City, the rural community, and its residents of early days.


He died in 1902 and his wife, Margaret Pogue, died in 1940 in Olympia, Washington, the home of her daughter Susie. Their other daughter, Zula (Mrs. Sam Barton), passed away in 1898 in Tower City.