"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, James well-known resident of Boulder Junction, Vilas County, was born at Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wis., Dec. 9, 1881, son of John and Augusta (SMOKE) BLAISDELL. He began his education at Pardeeville, and came to Vilas County with his parents at the age of nine years. Here he continued his studies, and subsequently began work as a guide for fishing and hunting parties in the lake region, continuing in this line until 1918. In the spring of the latter year he built himself a home at Boulder Junction, and he has ever since resided there and conducted a transfer line and taxicab service. During the winter months each year he is employed by the Brooks & Ross Lumber Co., hiring the men for work in their different camps. He served as justice of the peace for three years, and is very highly thought of in the community. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. BLAISDELL has three brothers, Judd, Rush, and Enoch, all of whom reside in Vilas County, and in fact all four brothers live in such close proximity that they can be together in less than two hours from the time they leave their respective homes.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 762, 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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