"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.


Carter, G. L. who for many years was engaged in the mercantile business at Eagle River, Vilas County, but is now proprietor of the taxicab business there, was born in Green County, Wis., Dec. 11, 1867, son of William L. and Mary (EVANS) CARTER. The father, who was a native of New York State and came west in the early 50's to Green County, this state, resided there until the Civil War broke out, when he enlisted in the 23d Wisconsin Volunteers, serving four years, 11 months and three days. After the war he married Mary EVANS, remaining in Green County until about 1870 and thence moving to Vernon County, of which he was a resident until 1898. He then came to Vilas County, taking a homestead on Catfish Lake, but in 1918 he sold his farm and went to Florida, where he died in 1922. His wife Mary, from whom he had separated about 1879, died in 1891. They had two children: G. L., subject of this sketch, and a daughter, now Mrs. N. M. EMMONS of Eagle River, Wis. G. L. CARTER was four years old when his parents separated and he later became the support of his mother and sister, taking care of the former until her death. In 1879 the family took up their residence in Barron, Wis., where Mr. CARTER worked in Mooney's Mill as a shingle weaver. They remained there four years and from there moved to Merrillan Junction, which place was their home for five years, at the end of which time they returned to Barron. It was in 1889 that the subject of this sketch came to Eagle River to work in the shingle mill here; but finding on his arrival that there was a strike in progress among the workmen, he had to find something else to do and for a short time worked as a barber. He then found employment in the general store of F. W. MCINTYRE, where he remained until 1896, becoming general manager of the store. In the spring of 1897 Mr. CARTER engaged in the general mercantile business for himself with N. M. EMMONS as a partner, the firm name being Carter & Emmons. They later established a branch at Conover, and were associated together until 1906, in which year Mr. CARTER purchased Mr. EMMONS' interest, continuing to conduct the business until October, 1918. He then sold the business and drove to Florida by car, taking his father with him, and returning to Eagle River in the spring of 1919. After his return he started a taxicab line, and since 1921 has operated six cars known as the "Yellow Taxi," giving day and night service. He has also dealt quite extensively in real estate. Aside from his private business, he has found time to take a useful part in public affairs, serving many years on the Eagle River school board, being a member during the construction of the school in 1903. His fraternal affiliations are with the local Masonic lodge. Mr. CARTER was married in 1892, in Eagle River, to Genevieve MCINTYRE, who was born march 5, 1875, daughter of Frank and Sarah (SIMONS) MCINTYRE. Of this union three children have been born: Frank, of Eagle River, Wis.; Lulu, who died at the age of six years; and Sarah, who is now Mrs. William WAGNER of Kenosha, Wis. The religious faith of the family is that of the Congretational Church.

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