"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, Thomas head sawyer for the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co. at Phelps, was born in Canada Dec. 21, 1868, son of Patrick and Susan (RYAN) MCCORMICK. The parents, natives of Ireland, came to Canada when young. They were married in that country and spent the remainder of their lives engaged in farming there. Thomas MCCORMICK acquired his education in Canada and remained at home until 1881, in which year he came to the United Stated and located at Wausau, Wis., where he remained four years in the employ of the Lehay-Beebe Lumber Co. and others. In 1888 he returned to his home in Canada, but in 1890 came again to the United States, this time locating at Hazelhurst, in Oneida County, Wis., where he was in the employ of the Yawkey lumber interests for 16 years, during nine of which he held the position of head sawyer. In 1906 he went to Rhinelander, and after working three years there with the Johnson-Hinman Lumber Co., he came to Phelps in 1909, where he has since been head sawyer for the Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Co. Mr. MCCORMICK was married in Canada, Sept. 5, 1890, to Charlotte E. FERRARAH, daughter of Patrick and Ellen (O'SULLIVAN) FERRARAH. Mrs. MCCORMICK'S father was born in Canada and her mother in Ireland. They were married in Canada and spent the greater part of their lives engaged in agriculture there. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. MCCORMICK; all living except one. The family are members of the Catholic Church and are active and useful participants in the social life of the village.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 740, 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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