"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.


Blaisdell, Enoch E. postmaster at Trout Lake, was born in Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wis., Dec. 25, 1886, son of John E. and Augusta (SMOKE) BLAISDELL. He was educated in the district schools of Vilas County and subsequently worked as a guide on the lakes here and for eight years as caretaker at the private home of Dr. HOELSCHER on Trout Lake. He was appointed to his present office of postmaster at Trout Lake on March 23, 1916, and in the spring of the same year he erected his home here, in one portion of which he conducts the post office and carries a staple line of groceries and confectionery. In July, 1922, he built a dance hall 40x60 feet with an addition for the accommodation of the orchestra, and this place enjoys a large patronage. Mr. BLAISDELL is affiliated fraternally with the Modern Woodmen of America, the I. O. O. F., and the Masonic Order, belonging to the Woodruff lodges of the two first named and to the Minocqua blue lodge of the Masons. He and his family take a prominent part in the social life of the community and are well-liked by all. Mr. BLAISDELL was married at Ironwood, Mich., Sept. 27, 1906, to Miss Myrtle LARAMIE, daughter of Louis and Luella (PARKER) LARAMIE, who now resides at Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. BLAISDELL have two children, Kenneth, born March 3, 1907, and Everett, born Sept. 24, 1908.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 434; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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