"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.


Lambert, George a well known resident of the city of Tomahawk engaged in the electrical business, and who has resided here since infancy, was born at Chippewa Falls, Wis., Aug. 8, 1886, son of John and Margaret LAMBERT. The parents, natives of Canada, came to the United States and to Chippewa Falls in 1865, and in that vicinity John LAMBERT, the father, worked in the woods at logging until he came with his family to Tomahawk in 1887, the year the village was laid out. Here he worked on the dam, which was then in process of construction, and after its construction helped to move a saw mill from Chippewa Falls to Tomahawk for William H. BRADLEY, this being the first mill set up in the latter city. After that and during the rest of his active period he was occupied in house moving and general jobbing. His death occurred in 1908 and that of his wife Margaret in 1905. They had a family of 13 children, of whom six are now living, namely: John, Paul, Leo, William, Parmelia and George. Felix and Exhilda are dead and five others died in infancy. George LAMBERT was two years old when his parents settled in Tomahawk. Here in time he attended grade and high school, after which he worked for six years in a printing office and six years for the city light company. In the fall of 1918, in association with William H. BALL, he opened an electrical store and shop, which he and his partner are still conducting with good success. He is assistant chief of the Tomahawk fire department and is also a member of the Commerical Club, having closely identified himself with the interests of the city which has been his home since early childhood. Mr. LAMBERT was married in Tomahawk in 1911 to Nellie REYNOLDS, daughter of Frank and Jennie REYNOLDS. Her parents, former residents of Wausau, Wis., where for some years Mr. REYNOLDS operated dye works, are now living on a farm in the southern part of Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. LAMBERT are the parents of three children: Lorma and Donald, living, and one who died in infancy.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 574; 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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