"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.


Maples, Calvin F. proprietor of the Oak Ridge Resort near Minocqua, was born at Mantua, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1850, son of Stephen and Margaret (BRIGHT) MAPES. The parents were natives of New York State and came west in 1853, locating in Sheboygan County, Wis., where they spent the remainder of their lives. The father, a shoemaker by trade, also operated a small farm in Sheboygan County; he died in 1891, and the mother in 1881. Of eight children born to them, the six oldest are now deceased; those living are Calvin F., subject of this sketch, and John, who is farming in Dorr County, this state. Those deceased were Rosetta, Julia, Marie, Della, McKinsey, and Alvin. Calvin F. MAPES, after attending school in Sheboygan County, learned the trade of shoemaker from his father, but at the age of 16 years became a sailor on the Great Lakes, which occupation he followed until 1897. His health failed at that time and in an effort to regain it he came to Minocqua and spent three years here in fishing. He succeeded in recuperatnig his health, and in 1900 he established himself in the boat manufacturing business, building launches and row boats. He continued at this until 1916, when he erected his present resort, known as Oak Ridge, consisting of two cottages and a main lodge and having accommodations for 20 persons. He furnishes free transportation from Minocqua to his resort, and, having all the personal characteristics which make up a good hotel man, he has been very successful and has built up a fine place for himself. He has electric lights in all his buildings; also running water, obtained from a 65-foot well pumped by an automatic pump operated by electricity. Mr. MAPES was first married on Dec. 25, 1872, at Judville, Brown County, Wis.; to Miss Hattie FOWLF, who passed away in 1881, leaving four children: Ruth, who is now Mrs. John L. JOSSART of Marinette, Wis.; George L. of Minocqua; Edna, now deceased, who was Mrs. FOX; and Nellie, now Mrs. Ernest ELLIOTT of Port Washington, Wis. Mr. MAPES was again married April 15, 1887, to Lucinda FILLBROOK, who died Jan. 15, 1903. On Oct. 12, 1906, he was united with his present wife, who was Lucy A. ULLMAN.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 374; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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