"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.


Major, Henry T. now engaged in the meat business in Tomahawk, and formerly a county official, was born in Canada, Oct. 15, 1885, son of Louis and Ann MAJOR. The parents were natives of Canada and when a young man Louis MAJOR was a dock laborer there. After his marriage he and his wife came to the United States, locating first at Manistee, Mich., and later at Ishpeming, and in 1887 they came to Parrish, Lincoln County, where he worked for a year in the mill. From there he went to Harrison, where he worked in the mill and also in the woods. On May 10, 1889, he and his wife arrived in Tomahawk and here he worked in mills until 1905, after which he and his wife engaged in the hotel business, conducted the Farm Home until May 26, 1921, when he died. She conducted it subsequently until July that year, in which month she sold it to her son Henry T. and Archie BARNEY. She subsequently married August MORAN. The children of Louis and Anna MAJOR were Henry T., Fred, Albert, Louise, Excina and Anna. Louise is the wife of Wilbur MORIN, a merchant; Excina, the wife of Art BARNEY, a head sawyer and hotel proprietor; and Anna, the wife of Phil LENNERT, a railroad man. Henry T. MAJOR was four years old when he accompanied his parents to Tomahawk. Here he was reared and attended common school, after which he began industrial life working on the river boom, keeping tally on the logs. His next job was as a member of the police force, at which he remained for a year and a half. Then for four years he was agent for the Miller Brewing Co. and subsequently engaged in the garage and auto livery business. This he sold to Ed SUTLIFF and opened a soft drink parlor, conducting that and the hotel until Oct. 7, 1922, on which date he opened his present butcher shop with Frank WIERCINSKI under the firm name of Major & WIERCINSKI. They carry on a regular meat market business, doing some killing of local stock. The store is equipped with new modern fixtures and with the carbonic cooling system. Mr. MAJOR is a member of several fraternal societies, including the Eagles, Catholic Foresters, Woodmen of the World and Elks, of which last mentioned lodge he is a life member. For 14 years he served as deputy sheriff under Sheriff KRAFT. On Sept. 9, 1907, Mr. MAJOR was married in Tomahawk to Cecelia ALLARD, daughter of Peter Fred and Josephine ALLARD, early settlers in this locality who are living retired. Mr. and Mrs. MAJOR have three daughters and one son, namely: Stella, Marion, Helen and Henry T., Jr., all born in Tomahawk.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 661-662; 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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