"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.


Lawton, Charles E. proprietor of Rainbow Resort, on Minocqua Bay of Lake Kawaguesaga, in the town of Mincoqua, Oneida County, was born at Montague, Muskegon County, Mich., March 5, 1874. He was educated in the public schools there and subsequently learned the trade of machinist, in which line he became a master mechanic. He has followed this line for 28 years; for 21 years of this period he has been continuously with the Nordberg Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee, and he is still in the employ of this concern, returning to their factory each winter. In June, 1922, he came to Minocqua and purchased Government Lot No. 3 in Section 23, town of Minocqua, Oneida County. This property consists of 43.80 acres, and on it Mr. LAWTON establised his present resort. Besides the main cottage, where he and his wife reside, there are several fine cottages which are rented fully equipped for housekeeping. His buildings are all up-to-date, and he has just completed the erection of what is probably the best equipped cottage, in northern Wisconsin, with luxurious upholstered furnishings, iron beds, and a glassed-in veranda around three sides; the veranda is perfectly screened, and can be completely opened to the cooling lake breezes by an arrangement of sliding glazed panels. Ice is furnished to the guests by the resort, and the use of a good row boat is also free with each cottage. Guides are furnished when wanted, and live bait is always on hand. The fame of the resort is rapidly spreading, and it bids air to become one of the leading establishments of this region. Mr. LAWTON was married April 19, 1900, to Clara DRUMMEY of Milwaukee. Mr. and Mrs. LAWTON are member of the Christian Science Society, and are highly thought of throughout this locality. Mr. LAWTON'S fraternal affiliations are with Lake Lodge No. 189, F. & A. M., at Milwaukee.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 647; 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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