"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.


Hess, Hugh of Phelps, Vilas County, manager of the department store of Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co., was born in Lawrence, Mich., Nov. 28, 1890, son of Sylvester and Jennie (RIDLON) HESS. The father was born in Plover, Wis., and the mother in Lawrence, Mich., in which latter place they were married, and there Sylvester HESS was engaged in the mercantile business for many years, being now, however, retired. Hugh HESS was educated in the schools of Lawrence, Mich., being graduated from the high school with the class of 1908. In 1910 he came to Phelps as a clerk in the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co.'s store, of which he was appointed manager in 1916, having proved his worth and reliability. He is a stockholder in the Phelps State Bank, and is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to the local Blue Lodge. On September 22, 1915, Mr. HESS was united in marriage with Myrtle EVANSON, daughter of Charles and Anna EVANSON, and who formerly taught in the Phelps schools. Mr. and Mrs. HESS attend the Congregational Church, in which Mrs. HESS is an ardent worker. Her mother resides with the, her father being deceased.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 622; 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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