"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.


Loughrin, Joseph F. a well-known resident of Minocqua and a public official there, was born in Ontario, Canada, Nov. 24, 1871, son of James and Ellen (O'CONNELL) LOUGHRIN. The parents were natives of Ireland; they were married in Canada and spent the remainder of their lives there, engaged in farming. Joseph F. LOUGHRIN received his education at the public schools in Canada and after finishing he remained at home assisting in the operation of the farm until he was 20 years old. Then, in 1891, he came to the United States and located at Minocqua, arriving here on Nov. 28 of that year. Here he did carpentering for a time and worked in the lumber woods. In 1896 he was elected constable of the village, and in this capacity he has since served continuously except for six years. In 1905 he launched forth as a contractor, building summer homes and log cabins, and he has been thus engaged up to the present time, having been eminently successful. He has by his own hard work and ability built up a position for himself as one of the influential citizens of Minocqua. Mr. LOUGHRIN was married Oct. 15, 1893, to Catherine MCNEFF. By her previous marriage to Henry LOHM Mrs. LOUGHRIN has one daughter, Hazel May, now a cashier in St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. Five children have been born to her union with Mr. LOUGHRIN: Claudia, now Mrs. A. V. KING of Chicago; Ralph R., deceased; William E., an electrical engineer residing in Chicago; Archibald, belonging to the United States Army and now stationed in the Hawaiian Islands; and Arthur A., living at home and attending high school. Ralph R. was a member of the medical corps of the army, and while stationed at Oglethorp, Ga., he fell ill of influenza; he returned home, but died on April 5, 1920. William saw active service in France during the World War. He was a member of Company A, 16th Infantry, First Division, and trained at Camps Douglas and Arthur and at Waco, Texas. He went overseas as a member of the 32nd Division on Feb. 17, 1918. He was wounded in the Soissons offensive and was in the hospital from July until December, 1918. He arrived back in the United States on New Year's Day, 1919, and was discharged at Camp Grant Jan. 15, after which he returned home. Mr. LOUGHRIN, Sr., is a member of the Woodmen of the World and of the Knights of Columbus. The family belong to the Catholic Church and are valued members of the social life of the community.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 644-645; 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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