"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Atcherson, Herbert A. of the H.A. & R. M. Atcherson Co., of Tomahawk, proprietors of a flour and feed mill, and successfully operating both a wholesale and retail business, was born in Charleston, N. H., Feb. 8, 1854, son of Thomas and Lorinda (STODDARD) ATCHERSON. The parents were both of English ancestry, the father a native of New Hampshire and the mother of Massachusetts, and they were married in the former state. Thomas ATCHERSON, who was a farmer by occupation, in 1856 brought his family to Wisconsin, settling in Adams County. He and his wife both died in Plainville, that county. They were the parents of seven children, as follows: Henry, now deceased; Charlotte, widow of Martin SPURBECK and now postmistress at Plainville; Minerva, who married Horace LA BAR and died in Kansas City, Mo.; Josephine, the widow of Henry BARRETT and now living in New Hampshire; Oscar, a resident of Plainville, Wis.; Walter, who lives in Friendship, Wis., and Herbert A. of Tomahawk. Herbert A. ATCHERSON was educated in the public schools of Kilbourn City, Wis., being graduated from the high school. He then returned to the home farm to care for his parents, and was engaged in its operation for some years, giving it up in order to take charge of the lumber yard at Kilbourn City belonging to the Goodyear Lumber Co. of Tomah. This he did very successfully for three years and was thereupon made mill superintendent for the company and sent to Sperbeck, Wis., to take charge of their interests there, remaining until the timber was exhausted. From that place he came to Tomahawk in 1889 and has since resided here, one of the pioneers of that city. On his arrival in Tomahawk Mr. ATCHERSON started a retail lumber business, but later branched out into the wholesale trade and as a manufacturer, being thus engaged until 1907, when he sold out his lumber interests and entered into the flour and feed business, erecting his present feed mill. As above mentioned, he is operating both a wholesale and retail business, and is associated with his son, Ray Morse, whom he took into partnership. They have been very successful and are numbered among the leading business men of the city. In addition to his milling interests Mr. ATCHERSON owns extensive timber lands, and also some farms, one of which he operates, and he and his son each own a good modern residence at the corner of Fifth and Somo Streets. At various times he has also rendered efficient public service. He was a member of the commission to establish ward lines for Tomahawk City; served on the school board for 16 years, one term as its president, and was for years a member of the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors. His fraternal society affiliations are with the local Masonic lodge which he has served as master. Mr. ATCHERSON was married June 25, 1883, to Estella MORSE, daughter of Uri and Marinda MORSE of Big Spring, Adams County, Wis., and of this union has been born the son above mentioned, Ray Morse, on Feb. 18, 1891. The latter, was graduated from the Tomahawk High School and from Ripon College. On June 23, 1920 he married Mary Vance MEADOWS, daughter of Samuel and Minne MEADOWS of Wausau, Wis., and they have one child, Elizabeth Vance, born June 11, 1922. Mrs. H. A. ATCHERSON is a member of the Congregational Church, which Mr. ATCHERSON attends and helps to support. The family occupies a high social station in Tomahawk.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 537-538, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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