"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, Leo L. a trusted employee of the Tomahawk Pulp and Paper Co., was born at Chippewa Falls, Wis., Oct. 25, 1874, son of John and Margaret LAMBERT. The parents were French-Canadians, and the father for some years in early life followed the occupation of logger in Upper Canada. He and his family moved to Chippewa Falls, Wis., in 1864, and there he followed logging, and various others kinds of work until 1887, when he came to Tomahawk among the pioneers of this place. He worked on the dam built by the Tomahawk Boom Company, moved a saw mill from Chippewa Falls to Tomahawk for W. H. BRADLEY, and was afterwards engaged in logging on the Somo River. He died in 1908, his wife Margaret having passed away in 1905. Their children who are now living are John, Paul, Leo, William, Parmelia and George. Three died in infancy, and four others are also deceased, Exilda (Mrs. Thomas KILROE), Felix, Peter and Addis. Leo L. LAMBERT acquired his education in the schools of Chippewa Falls and then became connected with the lumber industry, working in the woods in that vicinity until 1888 (or 1887) when he came to Tomahawk with his parents. Here he was employed on the river rafting lumber and also in the woods at logging, following those occupations until 1919, at frequent internals assisting his father at house moving and other kinds of contracting. In 1919 he went to work for the Tomahawk Pulp and Paper Co., working as foreman of construction in summer and of the chain gain in winter, which is the position he now holds. He is a member of two fraternal societies - the Eagles and the Catholic Foresters. On Jan. 14, 1902, Mr. LAMBERT was united in marriage in Tomahawk to Lena DOLL, who came to Tomahawk in 1887, and whose parents are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. LAMBERT have had one child, Norman, who died at the age of three years.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 758-759, 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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