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Arthur C. Neville
(1850-1929)

Mayor Arthur C. Neville
Mayor Arthur C. Neville 1888, 1889

Arthur Courtenay Neville was born in Pottsville, PA, on October 13, 1850, to John C. and Catherine (Lawton) Neville. In 1856, the family moved to Green Bay.

Arthur received his early education from a governess and later went to the public schools of Green Bay. He left school at age seventeen to accept a position as clerk and messenger for the firm of Dousman and Elmore, with whom he remained for nearly two years. His next position was that of bookkeeper with the Chicago firm of Carter and Jones, lumber merchants, which occupation he continued until 1869 when he was appointed assistant bookkeeper for the wholesale grocery firm of Sprague, Warner and Co., remaining in this position until spring.

He then entered the law firm of Neville & Tracy, reading law in their offices for three years after which he was admitted to the bar by the Circuit Court in the spring of 1874.

He took a great interest in local history. He was a member of the State Historical Society, a charter member of the Business Men's Association in which he held the office of secretary during the first twelve years of its existence. He was one of the organizers and the secretary for many years of the Green Bay Water Company, resigning this position in 1910. He was one of the founders and first president of the Kendall Manufacturing Co., later called the Green Bay Planing Mill. He extended his business activities to De Pere, when he was appointed receiver in conjunction with George F. Merrill, of Ashland, WI, for the National Iron Co. They ran the business successfully for two years.

Green Bay Water Department

Green Bay Water Department, located at Mason Street near the Mason Street bridge. This photo is from 1910.
Neville Public Museum of Brown County

Arthur Neville was twice married. He married his first wife, Miss Harriet Reynolds, in April 1874. She died on December 4, 1874 shortly after their marriage. His second wife was Mrs. Ella (Hoes) Peak, a daughter of Judge John Van Allen Hoes, a nephew of Martin Van Buren, President of the United States from 1837-1841. They were married on May 9, 1881 at Richfield Spa, NY. Mr. Neville had no children of his own. Mrs. Neville had a daughter, Marion, from her first marriage.

 

 

 

 

 

905 South Monroe Avenue

A.C. Neville lived in this home located at 905 South Monroe Avenue. It was built in 1870.
Neville Public. Museum of Brown County

Read about
life in the 1880s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.C.  Neville Grave

Arthur C. Neville died the morning of May 20, 1929, of a heart attack. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.