"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.


Houg, Alfred office manager for the Vilas County Lumber Co. at Winegar, was born at Eau Claire, Wis., Sept. 17, 1892, son of Albert and Eldri (OLSON) HOUG. The parents were both born in Norway and came to America in 1890, settling at Eau Claire, where the father followed the lumber industry for six years before coming to Hazelhurst, in Oneida County, with the Yawkey-Lee Lumber Co.; he remained there until the mill closed and then went to Rhinelander, where he has since been engaged as a lumber grader for the Thunder Lake Lumber Co. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert HOUG: Elizabeth, who is now Mrs. Olag MONSON of Zumbrota, Minn.; Regna, who is Mrs. Lloyd SOVERN of Winegar; Alfred, subject of this sketch; Mary, who is county clerk in Vilas County; Mabel, stenographer for the Thunder Lake Lumber Co. at Rhinelander; and Edith, who is stenographer for the Vilas County Lumber Co. Alfred HOUG attended the public schools of Hazelhurst and the Farris Institute at Big Rapids, Mich., graduating from the latter with the class of 1909. He then spent three years in Bundy, Wis. as stenographer for the Bundy Lumber Co., and in 1912 he came to Winegar with the Vilas County Lumber Co.; he has occupied his present position as their office manager since 1914. He has proved himself a most competent man in this position of responsibility and has achieved a fine place in the esteem of the community at Winegar. He is affiliated fraternally with the Masons, being a member of the Hurley blue lodge and the Rhinelander chapter, and he and his family are members of the Methodist Church. Mr. HOUG was married at Bessemer, Mich., Sept. 17, 1914, to Hazel COLE, daughter of Frank and Cornelia (CLAPP) COLE, who are now residents of Rhinelander. Mr. and Mrs. HOUG have one child, a daughter, Dorothy, who was born March 11, 1916.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 622-623; 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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