"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.


Gregory, Oscar who is well established in business in Rhinelander as contractor, painter and decorator, having gained a reputation that extends far beyond the limits of this city, was born in Quebec, Canada, Nov. 25, 1884. His mother died when he was four years old and in 1889, at the age of five, he was brought to the States by his father, George GREGORY, who settled in Chicago. There he was educated and grew to manhood. He then applied himself to learn the trade of painter and decorator, and having become proficient, in 1904 he came to Lincoln County, Wis., locating at Tomahawk, in which place he spent a year. In 1906 he moved to Rhinelander and worked at the painting and decorating business for others until he branched out for himself in 1918 and has since conducted his own establishment. Being a master of his business in all its branches, he has gained an enviable reputation and is regarded as one of the leading painting and decorating contractors in this part of the state. In 1917 he built himself a fine bungalow residence on Randall Avenue, and on the same corner, in the rear of his residence, he in 1920 erected his shop, which is well equipped with everything necessary for carrying one his business. On June 17, 1912, Mr. GREGORY was united in marriage with Rose FISHER, who was born in Germany, Aug. 31, 1889, and came to America in 1904. Two children are the fruit of this marriage, namely: Le Roy, born May 23, 1913, and Dorothy Jane, born Jan. 5, 1919. The family are Lutherans in religion and Mr. GREGORY holds membership in the Eagles and the Fraternal Reserve Association.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 295, 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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