"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.


Griffith, John S. secretary and manager of the Mohr Lumber Co. of Tomahawk, Lincoln County, was born at Batavia, Ohio, in 1873, the second in order of four children, son of Thomas and Anna M. (EBERSOLL) GRIFFITH, both of whom were born in the Ohio Country like John S. The father died in 1885 and the mother on March 19, 1923. The subject of this sketch was educated in his native state, attending common and high school. He came to Wisconsin in 1890, and was married in 1902 to Maude M. MOHR, daughter of C. F. MOHR, president of the Mohr Lumber Co. Mr. MOHR had settled in Portage, Wis., in 1855 and was engaged in farming and mercantile business until 1893. He then entered into the lumber business, in which he continued until his death in 1923. Mrs. MOHR, whose maiden name was Mary EIKE, and who was reared near Baraboo, Wis., died in 1913. Mr. GRIFFITH became connected with the Mohr Lumber Co. in 1900. He has identified himself closely with the best interests of the city. His fraternal society affiliations are with the Masons. He and his wife are the parents of two children, Robert Mohr and Mary Virginia.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 510; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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