"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.


Caylor, George W., who was for some years until his recent death, superintendent of the car department for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway at Minocqua, was born in Richland County, Wisconsin, April 26, 1887, son of John H. and Sarah (PARKER) CAYLOR. The parents wre natives of Wisconsin, the father being engaged in agriculture in this state until his death, in March, 1922; the mother is now living at Tomah, Wis. George W. CAYLOR was educated in the public schools of Richland County and subsequently assisted his father for some years in the operation of the farm. Then for two years worked on a steam shovel, and on Dec. 9, 1912, commenced worked for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road at Minocqua, on the New Lisbon division. His rise was rapid, and after he had worked six months as a car repairer he was made foreman of the car department, and later superintendent of that department. He had charge of the coal sheds and the roundhouse, and was on a 24-hour service schedule, subject to call at any hour. The position was a very responsible one, demanding a high type of mechanical and executive ability. It put too much strain upon Mr. CAYLOR, however, and when he suffered an attack of typhoid fever his strength was insufficient to pull him through and he died Aug. 4, 1923. He left a fine home in Minocqua and he and his family were active factors in the social life of the village. Mr. CAYLOR was married in Norway Ridge, Wis., March 4, 1909, to Glayds SOMERS of that place. He and his wife had two children: Robert L., born Dec. 28, 1909, and Clevelend L., born May 9, 1911.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 260; 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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