"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.


Beach, Albert E., a well known and popular citizen of Three Lakes, formerly engaged in argiculture and other occupations, was born in Beachburg, Canada, son of Davis and Eliza (GRANDY) BEACH. The parents were natives of the Dominion and the village of Beachburg was named after the grandfather of our subject. David BEACH, the father, who was a tanner and shoemaker by trade, came to the States in 1865, locating in Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wis., where, however, he remained but two years, going thence to Symco, Waupaca County, where he and his wife were engaged in farming for the rest of their lives. They had ten children, of whom William, Eliza, Imogene, Mylica, Benjamin and Hilda are now deceased. Those living are: Samuel, of Symco, who is a retired farmer; Arthur, of Saskatchewan, Canada; Albert E., of Three Lakes, and Wesley, who is conducting the Lakeside Resort in Oneida County. Albert E. BEACH as a boy attended school in Symco, Wis., and began industrial life assisting his father on the home farm. A little later he became connected with the lumber industry, working in the woods and on the drives for several years. In the spring of 1891 he came to Three Lakes, Oneida County, and took a homestead of 160 acres in the town of Three Lakes, on which he lived for five years, selling it in 1915. While residing there he formed a partnership with his brother Wesley and purchased the Butternut Resort, which they conducted for five years, at the end of which time Albert purchased Wesley's interest, continuing to operate the place for five years more. Albert E. BEACH was the first lake mail carrier and served as such for four years. In 1915 he became custodian of the Three Lakes grade and high school, which position he still retains, following the carpenter's trade during the summer months. He has always done what he could to advance the interests of the village and county and is a man of some influence in his community and a good worker for any cause he takes hold of. He helped materially in the movement for the construction of the new school building, which will be ready for the fall term of 1923. Mr. BEACH was married in Three Lakes, June 11, 1900, to Mrs. Mamie ERICKSON, whose family name in maidenhood was NELSON, and he and his wife are the parents of one child, Gordon, born nov. 23, 1908, who is now a pupil in the high school. By her first husband Mrs. BEACH had two children: Elizabeth, now Mrs. Frank KENNEDY of Three Lakes, and Fannie, wife of A. L. BEACH of Waupaca, Wis. The family attend the Congregational Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 260-261 (with picture); 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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