"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.


Chamberlain, Alfred R. proprietor of Sand Beach Resort on Big Trout Lake in Vilas County, was born at Big Stone City, Minn., March 4, 1882, son of Abe and Lucy (COATS) CHAMBERLAIN. The parents, who were natives of New York State, came west just after the close of the Civil War, settling at Big Stone City, which place was subsequently their home until the father's death, after which the mother removed to Merrill, Wis., and spent the remainder of her life there. Alfred R. received his education in Merrill and worked for the street car company there until 1911, when he came to Vilas County, purchased some lake frontage, and erected a comfortable home. Here he worked as a guide on the lakes for some years. He began the establishment of his present resort in 1921, and he has met with fine success. His main lodge, which is 38x70 feet in dimensions, includes a dining-room, lounging-room, large kitchen, five sleeping-rooms, helps' dining-room and pastry-room, and he has three fine cottages for his guests, making it possible to accommodate 20 to 24 people. He has six boats in connection with his place, and excellent fishing is available. Milk and cream for his tables come from his own herd of cattle, and fresh vegetables are supplied from his own gardens. Trout Lake at this point has a gently sloping sand beach, making the bathing safe and enjoyable, and the surroundings here are exceptionally beautiful. Mr. CHAMBERLAIN was married at Merrill, Dec. 11, 1902, to Nellie HALING, who was born in that city Sept. 10, 1882, daughter of Henry and Abbie (STEVENS) HALING. Mrs. CHAMBERLAIN is an ideal hostess, and the place which she and her husband operate offers all the comforts of home to the guests.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 444; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

You are our    [an error occurred while processing this directive]    Visitor --Thanks for Stopping By.

© Copyright: All files on this website are protected by the US Copyright Law, Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, they are not to be copied or altered in any way for commercial use. Individuals may copy the information for their personal use. WIGenWeb Oneida and Vilas County Coordinator Judy Groh.