"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.


McElrone, Thomas F. deputy sheriff of Vilas County and a well-known farmer in the town of Winchester of that county, was born in the city of Quebec, Canada, Nov. 28, 1876, son of Henry and Mary (RILEY) MCELRONE. The family came to Wisconsin and settled at Eau Claire in 1879, and from there the parents came in 1909 to Vilas County, settling on a farm in the town of Winchester, where they are now residing. Thomas F. MCELRONE received his education in a private Catholic school in Eau Claire, and he grew to manhood in that city, following various occupations there until 1910, when he came to Vilas County and bought 40 acres of cut-over land in what was then a portion of the town of Lac du Flambeau but later formed a part of the town of Presque Isle and since March, 1923, has been part of the newly-created town of Winchester. The property is situated in Section 28 of this town. Mr. MCELRONE has made excellent progress in the development of this land in spite of the fact that he has always done a great deal of work in the employ of others, such as teaming and in guide service. He is now deputy sheriff of Vilas County under Sheriff BLOHM, and he occupied the same position for two years under Sheriff GAFFNEY. He has built a good residence on his land, as well as barns and other equipment, and he carries on general diversified farming with excellent success. His fraternal affiliations are with the Modern Woodmen of America, and he and his family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. MCELRONE was married in October, 1904, to Angeline VANSKI of Eau Clarie, Wis. Six children, as follows, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. MCELRONE: Henry, Helen, Francis, Willis, Robert, and John.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 655; 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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