"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.


Flannery, Oscar M. an energetic and well known farmer of the town of Schoepke, Oneida County, also chairman of the present town board, was born in Stark, Elliott County, Ky., son of Wade H. and Rebecca (KEGLEY) FLANNERY. The parents were natives of Kentucky, in which state they were married, and the father followed farming and the logging business there until about the year 1900, when he came north to Langlade County, Wisconsin and for one year worked as bark pealer for the Antigo Lumber Co. He then returned to Kentucky, and a short time afterwards went to Illinois, in which state he and his family resided until 1906. He then moved to Forest County, Wis., and was occupied there for four years in logging and cutting kilnwood. In 1910 he came to Oneida County, locating in the town of Enterprise, where he did logging, also cutting bass wood bolts and kilnwood. In 1915 Wade H. FLANNERY purchased the old Guthier homestead, consisting of 160 acres, on which he resided with his family until 1918, when he sold it, and has since lived in the town of Schoepke, where he owns 400 acres of land, of which he has cleared about 35 acres, having also erected a set of buildings. He has the distinction of being the only man in Oneida County to use oxen on his place. He and his wife have had nine children: Oscar M., subject of this sketch; William R., residing at home with his parents; Lillian, now Mr. Gust TAYLOR of Monico; Clifford, Nanna, Vera, John, and Hazel. Oscar M. FLANNERY acquired his education in Kentucky and in the district schools of Forest County. He remained with his parents until 1909 and then returned to Illinois, where he operated a farm until the fall of 1911. He then returned to Oneida County, Wis., and rented a farm in Enterprise Township, which he operated until 1913. In 1917 he purchased 80 acres in the town of Schoepke, and, having since bought other small tracts, now owns 275 acres. In 1922 he was elected chairman of the town board, having served the four previous years as supervisor, and by virtue of his present office he is also a member of the county board. On Jan. 7, 1911, Mr. FLANNERY was united in married, at Olive Hill, Ky., to Florence SKIENS, daughter of Luke and Amanda (RABB) SKIENS. Their domestic circle has been enlarged by the birth of five children: Agnes, born Oct. 29, 1911; Roland, Nov. 29, 1913; Milford, Marcy 11, 1915; Floyd, April 20, 1917; and Susan, Dec. 24, 1919. The family are affiliated religiously with the Baptist Church, and Mrs. FLANNERY is a member of the Mothers' Club and Ladies Aid Society.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 282-283, 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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