"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.


Markham, E. Ha well known and popular resident of Rhinelander, whose occupation is hat of traveling salesman, was born at Orchard Station, Iowa, July 4, 1881, son of Walter and Ella M. (ROGERS) MARKHAM. He acquired his education in the schools of Merrill and Rhinelander, being graduated from the high school with the class of 1900. He then worked for awhile in a grocery store and in 1905 entered into business for himself under the firm name of Markham & Parker where the Crawford music store is now located. After conducting business there until 1920, he sold out his interest and has since been a traveling salesman for the A. Kickbusch Wholesale Grocery Co. of Wausau, Wis., his territory covering Vilas, Oneida, and Forest Counties. He occupies a fine residence at 228 S. Oneida Avenue. Mr. MARKHAM is fraternally affliliated with the lodge and chapter of Masons in Rhinelander, and also with the Elks lodge here. He attends the Congregational Church and in politics is a Republican. He was married Aug. 3, 1910, in Rhinelander, to Lillian SANKER, daughter of John and Sophia SANKER. Her mother is now deceased, but her father is still living and a resident of this city. Mr. and Mrs. MARKHAM are the parents of two children: Clair, born Dec. 7, 1912; and Maude, burn Feb. 28, 1917.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 744-745, 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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