"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.


McCormick M.D., William Charles of Tomahawk, Lincoln County, a well known member of the medical profession of this county, who saw active service in the World War, was born in Tomahawk, Wis., July 16, 1893, son of Charles and Sarah (MCCUTCHEON) MCCORMICK. The parents were both natives of Canada, the father having been born in Ottawa and the mother in Toronto. Both came to the United States when young and single, and after their marriage in Michigan, they settled in Tomahawk, Wis. This was in 1889 and as the village has been started but two years before, they were not far behind the original pioneers. Charles MCCORMICK was a veterinary surgeon, and as the horse was more in evidence in those days than it is now, he found sufficient employment and followed that occupation until he died in 1906. His wife Sarah is still living, being now 63 years old. They had three children who grew to maturity: Irwin, wife of I. S. BALLARD of Akron, O.; Charlotte, formerly a teacher but now attending the University of Wisconsin, and William C., of Tomahawk. William C. MCCORMICK as a youth attended the grade and high schools of Tomahawk, being graduated from the latter in 1911. He spent a year in preparatory medical work in the university at Valparaiso, Ind., and the following year in the George Washington University at Washington, D.C. He then entered the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, from which he received his degree of M.D. in 1916. Returning to Tomahawk he began the practice of his profession here as partner with Dr. George BAKER, under the firm name of Baker & McCormick, and the association has since remained unbroken, the two physicians enjoying a large and lucrutive practice. Through his membership in the Lincoln County Medical Society, the Wisconsin State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and in other ways, Dr. MCCORMICK keeps in close touch with the progress of his profession. He belongs to several other societies, including the Eagles and Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, and also to the American Legion. His war service began in April, 1917, when he enlisted in the Medical Corps, being subsequently commissioned lieutenant. Before receiving his commission, however, he was connected with the 16th Machine Gun Battalion, going out as a private. With the 6th Division he trained at Camp Wadsworth, was transferred to the 78th Division, and spent one year in France as Battalion surgeon. He was at Chateau Thierry and in the Argonne and was twice gassed. He received his discharge from the army on June 1, 1919. Dr. MCCORMICK was married at Gary, Ind., Nov. 1, 1919, to Laura JOHNSON, daughter of Amandus and Mary JOHNSON. Her parents early settlers in Lincoln County, are now living on a farm hear Spirit Falls. The Doctor's wedding was part of a big celebration, his sister Irwin, a practicing attorney, being married at the same time. Dr. and Mrs. MCCORMICK are the parents of two children, Dorothy M. and Evelyn R.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 530-531 (with picture), 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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