"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.


Jones, William F. proprietor of Comfort Resort, in the town of Sugar Camp, Oneida County, was born at Rochester, N. Y., March 1, 1853, son of William F. and Mary E. (SULLIVAN) JONES. The parents were natives of New York State, and the father was a contractor and builder there all his life; both parents are now deceased. William F. JONES was reared and educated in the state of New York, and there learned the trade of carpenter under his father's instruction. He subsequently worked at this trade in New York and Pennsylvania and at Grand Rapids, Mich., until 1911, when he decided to select some other field of employment. He came to Eagle River, Vilas County, that year, and here he took up trapping and worked as a guide until July, 1922, when he purchased seven acres of land fronting on Sand and Dam lakes and established his present summer resort, erecting a main lodge 26 x 68 feet with a fine screened porch 68 x 8 feet in dimensions. He maintains a fleet of nine good boats for the use of his guests, and he also furnishes free camp sites for tourists. He supplies his guests with all camping accessories, vegetables, etc., and his hostelry is first class in every respect. Mr. JONES was married at Rochester, N. Y., June 14, 1876, to Johanna RISHOR; Mrs. JONES passed away March 17, 1911. Nine children were born to the union, of whom two, William and Seymour, are now deceased, while the others are all living at Rochester and Buffalo, N. Y. The children were: William, Sheldon, Melvin, Albert, Harry, Susan, Asahel, May, and Seymour.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 748, 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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