"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.


McGlinn, Robert a resident of Winchester, Vilas County, who is well known for his knowledge of the lakes and woods region, was born in the town of Remington, Wood County, Wisconsin, Aug. 10, 1880, son of John and Helen (CLEVELAND) MCGLINN. The parents were both natives of Wisconsin and were the owners of a large cranberry marsh in Wood County; the father is now deceased and the mother is residing at Babcock, Wis. Robert MCGLINN received his education in Wood County and remained there until he was 18 years old. He came from there to Minocqua in 1898, and he has ever since worked as a guide in the lake region, being one of the oldest guides in point of service in this locality. During his residence at Minocqua he did trapping during the winter months. In 1908 he came to Winchester, and this place has since been his home. He owns a nice residence here, and conducts a restaurant during the winter months. He has taken a useful part in the public affairs of his community, and in 1923 was elected to the office of assessor of the town of Winchester. He is one of the respected citizens of this village. Mr. MCGLINN was married at Hurley, Wis., May 22, 1911, to Miss Pearl DURANSO. Mr. and Mrs. MCGLINN have seven chldren: Helen, Dorothy, Robert, James, John, and Earl (twins).

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 521; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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