"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, Mary county clerk of Vilas County, was born at Eau Claire, Wis., July 31, 1894. She graduated from the high school at Zumbrota, Minn. with the class of 1911, and then entered the Wisconsin State Normal School at Oshkosh, taking training for the profession of school teaching. She subsequently taught school for five years, one year of which period was spent at Rhinelander, and in December of 1917 she came to Vilas County as deputy County Clerk under her brother, Alfred HOUG. After the termination of his period in office one year later she served for two years in the same capacity during the incumbancy of Frank HONSORVETZ, and in the fall of 1920 was elected to the office of county clerk, assuming her duties in that capacity of Jan. 1, 1921. She has ever since filled the office, having been re-elected in the fall of 1922, and she has proved herself to be a thoroughly able public official, serving with credit to herself and her constituents. Miss HOUG is prominent in Eastern Star work, being a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine. She is also a member of the Women's Club, and of the social circles of Eagle River and Vilas County, while her religious affiliations are with the Lutheran Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 623-624; 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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