"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.


Hunter, William F. highway commissioner of Vilas County, was born at Luther, Mich., March 5, 1881. When he was five years old, his mother died and he accompanied his father to Rhinelander, where for some years he attended school. Then, like many other young men of this region, he began industrial life in the woods, for six years being in the employ of Brown Bros. In 1912 he got into road construction work in Vilas County and it was not long before he was a thorough master of it in all its details. His proficiency attracting notice, in 1919 he was made county highway commissioner, with office in the court house at Eagle River, and he has since retained this position, having the direct superintendency of all road work coming under the jurisdiction of the county. His work has proved highly satisfactory and he is liked and respected by his subordinates in this department of county business. In 1913 Mr. HUNTER bought a farm of 80 acres in the town of Washington, and he makes his residence on it, though the farm work is carried on by a foreman under his direction, as his official duties occupy practically all of his time. Mr. HUNTER was married July 24, 1906, at Antigo, Wis., to Elsie MAYO of Eagle River, where her father, Joseph S. MAYO, still resides. Of this union one child has been born, Orval William, on March 9, 1907, who is now attending the Eagle River High School. The Hunter family attend the Congregational Church and Mr. HUNTER is a Free Mason, belonging to the local blue lodge.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 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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