"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.


Green, Harry C. who is conducting a successful florist business in Merrill, having a well appointed greenhouse, was born in Wausau, Wis., april 24, 1888, son of Charles F. and Louise (OLSON) GREEN. He came with his parents to Merrill in 1889, and subsequently attended the public school here, passing through the eight grades. He then began industrial life, working in factories until he was twenty, when he changed his occupation, going to work in the roundhouse of the C. M. & St. P. Railway in Merrill, and there he remained until 1913, in the fall of which year he went to Wausau to learn the florist's business. As an employee of the Phillip greenhouse in that city he remained for five years, or until 1918, when he returned to Merrill and re-entered the employ of the C. M. & St. P. Railway. This later period of railroad work lasted until July 1920, at which time Mr. GREEN bought the Grevelding greenhouse, situated at No. 710 Second Street, Merrill and started on his present line of enterprise in which he has made good progress. In connection with the plant he has a fine office, besides the large, two story residence which stands just east of it. He has 13,000 square feet of space under glass and fully occupied with flower-beds, and raises large numbers of plants, flowers, and shrubs in great variety, not only supplying the local demand but also a wide territory north and east of the city. His plant is well provided with the best modern facilities and he is doing a large and successful business, being numbered among the enterprising and prosperous business men of the city. In politics Mr. GREEN is independent. So far he has not married and his sister keeps house for him.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 613; 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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