"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.


Daily, Harry E. assistant general manager of the Vilas County Lumber Co. at Winegar and a member of the board of supervisors of Vilas County, was born at Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 18, 1879, son of James P. and Ella (EVERS) DAILY. The parents were both born in the state of Michigan; the mother is now deceased and the father makes his home with his son, subject of this sketch. Harry E. DAILY was educated at Grand Rapids, Mich., and in 1895 entered the employ of the Clipper Bicycle Co., remaining with them for three years, after which, in 1898, he went to work for the Houseman-Jones Clothing Co., first in the furnishing goods department and later in the tailoring department, being with them for 15 years in all. He came to Winegar in 1913 as manager of the store for the Vilas County Lumber Co.; in 1919 he was appointed purchasing agent for the company, and he is now their assistant general manager. He is a stockholder and director in the company and his position is a very responsible one. He is also very active in the social affairs of the community, striving always to furnish good clean entertainment for the employees of the company, and is one of the prominent citizens of this section of the country. As a member of the Vilas County board, he has rendered good service in behalf of the general welfare of the community, always taking a firm stand for every more calculated to serve this end and having sponsored many projects that have been of permanent value to the public. Mr. DAILY was married in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 19, 1904, to Miss Helen T. TALBOT, daughther of Richard and Catherine (MCLAUGHLIN) TALBOT. Mrs. DAILY'S parents were residents of Grand Rapids for many years; both are now deceased, the father having passed away on April 7, 1910, and the mother on May 8 of the same year. Mr. and Mrs. DAILY have one child, Jean Ann, born Feb. 3, 1921. The family are members of the Catholic Church, and Mrs. DAILY is a devoted worker in the church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 454, 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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