"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.


Lupton, William Henry manager of the Lupton farm in Section 29, town of Schley, Lincoln County, was born in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in 1883, son of John and Margaret (REID) LUPTON. The father was a native of England who came to the United States from Lincolnshire in 1871. In Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, he first worked on farms by the month and later conducted a rented farm. There he was married to Margaret REID, a native of Green Lake County, Wisconsin, and for 30 years they resided in Waupun. It was in 1904 that he and his wife came to Lincoln County and bought 40 acres of cut-over land in Section 29, town of Schley. A small clearing had been made and there was a small house on it. Mr. LUPTON enlarged and improved the house and erected a barn and other buildings, in addition to which he and his family have cleared the land and have 20 acres under the plow. General farming and dairying are carried on, the farm being stocked with 13 head of grade Holstein cattle. Mr. and Mrs. LUPTON have had three children, Dora, William H. and Arthur. Dora, who married Archie WOLTENBERG, but is now a widow, resides at Ripon, Wis. William H. LUPTON as a boy attended school in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin and subsequently worked on the home farm for his parents, with whom he came to Lincoln County, he being then 21 years old. He has always remained with them, and, as already intimated, is now managing the home farm. He was married in the town of Schley, Lincoln County, in 1906, to Gertrude BESSEY, daughter of William Henry and Isabelle (CLARK) BESSEY, who were early settlers in this town. Mr. and Mrs. William H. LUPTON are the parrents of four children, Dora, Ione, Beatrice and Vera, all residing at home. Dora is a teacher in the town of Schley, while Ione is attending the high school in Merrill. Arthur LUPTON was born in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in 1890 and resided at home until he was married in 1920 to Cecelia BESSEY, sister of Gertrude and daughter of William Henry and Isabelle (CLARK) BESSEY. He is now working a 40-acre farm and keeping seven head of cows. He and his wife have one daughter, Loraine, who was born March 1, 1922.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 759-760, 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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