"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.


McDonald, Angus proprietor of "Lake Breeze" Resort, one of the beautiful summer watering places of Oneida County, was born at Stevens Point, Wis., Aug. 21, 1881. At nine years of age he came to Oneida County, the family locating at Rhinelander. After completing the grade and high schools of the latter city he attended the Wausau Business College and subsequently learned telegraphy. He was operator for the Chicago & Northwestern at Rhinelander for five years, and he was in their employ in this capacity for 18 years in all, his last position being in Chicago. In 1914 he came to Three Lakes, Oneida County, and purchased 40 acres of timber land on the north shore of Town Line Lake, in Section 31 of the town of Three Lakes. Here he established his present resort, which has become one of the most popular places in this region. Muskellunge, pike, pickerel, bass, and trout abound in the surrounding waters, and there is everything to delight the vacationist. To the natural attractions of the region, with its wonderful forests and lakes, its healing climate, and its unsurpassed facilities for all outdoor sports, Mr. MCDONALD has succeeded in adding the conveniences and comforts of a modern hostelry. His buildings are electric lighted and are supplied with running water; the main lodge is 40x40 feet in dimensions, three stories high, with dining and lounge rooms, kitchen, and office on the main floor and screened sleeping rooms above, and there are five neat cottages in addition to this building. A fleet of 12 row boats and a canoe is maintained for the use of the guests, seven of the boats being equpped with Evenrude motors, and no detail of the vacationists' comfort has been overlooked. A two-acre garden and a herd of three cows contribute to the excellence of the cuisine, which excellence is widely spoken of. With all these attractions and with its beautiful laws, parks, and drives, Lake Breeze is a truly ideal place for a thoroughly enjoyable vacation. Mr. MCDONALD is president of the Three Lakes schools and is a member of the Oneida County school board. His fraternal affiliations are with the Elks, the Knights of Columbus, and the Eagles, and in religion his is a member of the Catholic Church. For the past four years he has been employed by the state from Sept. 1 to April 1 each year as potato inspector, making his headquarters at Rhinelander while so engaged. Mr. MCDONALD was married June 20, 1902, to Gay THOMPSON, who was born at Cadillac, Mich.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 386-387, 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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