"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.


Jacks, Henry D. representative of Tomahawk and elsewhere, of the Metropolital Life Insurance Company, was born at Howard City, Mich., Jan. 7, 1891, son of Thomas and Ellen (HOWE) JACKS. The father, born in Glasgow, Scotland, June 1, 1824, came to the United States when a young man, and settling in the vicinity of Howard City, Mich., engaged in the logging and lumbering business. He died there when nearly 87 years old, on May 28, 1911. His wife Ellen, mother of Henry D., was born in Montcalm County, Mich., Nov. 2, 1859, her parents having come to his country from England. She is still living and now resides with the subject of this sketch. The children in the family were: Tena, now Mrs. William HEMMINGER of Tomahawk; Henry D., of Tomahawk; Emory of Cleveland, Ohio; William, who died in Tomahawk, April 1, 1920, and Albert of Tomahawk. Henry D. JACKS as a boy attended a grade school in Howard City, Mich. He first came to Tomahawk in 1906, but subsequently went back to Michigan and for two years was engaged in taking a business course in the Ferres Institute at Big Rapids, that state, and from there, when to Cleveland, Ohio, where he was in the tailor business for eight years. He then returned to Tomahawk and entered the employ of Henry EUBLE, proprietor of a tailor's shop, with whom he remained two years. Then on Dec. 17, 1917, he took his present position with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., as their representative in Tomahawk, and Merrill in Lincoln County, and Minocqua in Oneida County; and in addition to this, he is also salesman for the Chevrolet Automobile Co. Mr. JACKS was married June 4, 1916, to Emma H., daughter of Arthur and Ida (LAUZ) LAMBS, of Wausau, Wis., in which city she was born. The parents were of German nativity, the father born Jan 22, 1856, and the mother in December, 1867. The latter died in Wausau Nov. 28, 1919 but the former is still residing there. They came to this country when quite young with their respective parents at a time when the site of Wausau was yet unoccupied except by Indian savages. Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. JACKS own a comfortable residence at No. 128 Lincoln Avenue. They are the parents of two children: Anita L., born March 1, 1920, and Arline E., born March 22, 1921. The religious affiliations of the family are with the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mr. and Mrs. JACKS are members, while Mr. JACKS is also a member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 566; 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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