"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.


Laundrie, Frank H. a prominent resident of the town of Winchester, Vilas County, and present chairman of the board of that township, was born in Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wisconsin, Sept. 22, 1887, son of Robert and Odeal (DUVILLE) LAUNDRIE. The mother died in 1903 and the father is now residing on a farm in Winchester Township, Vilas County. Frank H. LAUNDRIE received his education in the schools near his home, and when a young man he began work for the Flambeau Lumber Co. in their sawmill at Lac du Flambeau, continuing there for seven years. He first came to Winchester in 1907, returning to Lac du Flambeau in the fall of the same year but coming here to settle permanently the following year. Here he began service with the Turtle Lake Lumber Co., and he has ever since been in the employ of this company. He started as carriage rider, and during his years of service with this company he has worked in practically every department of their sawmill and planing mill, gaining an unusually thorough knowledge of all the different branches of lumber manufacture. His present position is that of inspector of finished lumber. In 1915 Mr. LAUNDRIE purchased 40 acres of cutover land in what is now Section 18, town of Winchester, and here, while still carrying on his duties at the mill, he has built up a fine agricultural porperty; he has erected a good six-room house on the land and makes his home there, carrying on the development of the farm. While these activities keep him very busy, Mr. LAUNDRIE has always found time to devote to the advancement of the general welfare of his community. He has been an active worker in bringing about equal taxation of property, and has accomplished a great amount of good in this cause, particularly since his election to the chairmanship of the township board. His first election to this office in 1920 as chairman of the town of Presque Isle, of which the present territory of the town of Winchester then formed a part. In 1923 when the latter township was set off from Presque Isle he was elected its chairman, and he is now serving in that office, by virtue of which he is a member of the county board; he is a member of the committee on illegal taxes in the latter body, and is one of the prominent figures in the administration of county affairs. He has been a strong supporter of good roads and several pieces of good road have been constructed in his town since he became chairman of the town board. Mr. LAUNDRIE was married April 10, 1912, to Lucy TROYER, of Lac du Flambeau, and he and his wife have three children: Jesse, born May 19, 1913; Norene, born Feb. 28, 1915; and Mary, born Dec. 17, 1919. The family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. LAUNDRIE'S fraternal affiliations are with the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he has been a member since 1905.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 482-483, 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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