"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.


McLaughlin, Frank a retired farmer living in Rhinelander, Oneida County, after a successful career in agriculture, was born in Ohio, Feb. 24, 1856, son of Thomas and Martha ( SZEHNER) MCLAUGHLIN. The parents were also born in Ohio and came west in 1859, locating in Waupaca County, Wis., where the father found work in sawmills. Later they moved to Outagamie County, where they engaged in farming, and in 1893 they came to Rhinelander, Thomas MCLAUGHLIN entering the employ of Brown Brothers. His wife died Aug. 4, 1910, and after surviving her for six years, he passed away on Aug. 22, 1916. Frank MCLAUGHLIN was educated in the public schools at Waupaca County, Wis. After a few years of working out for others he engaged in farming for himself, and was thus occupied in Outagamie County until 1901, when he changed his field of operations, buying an improved farm of 100 acres in the town of Crescent, Oneida County. There Mr. MCLAUGHLIN and his family took up their residence, and on it he made many improvements. He followed diversified farming there until August, 1919, when he sold the farm and moved to Rhinelander, buying a comfortable residence at No. 1012 Keenan Street. He is fraternally affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. MCLAUGHLIN was married nearly 45 years ago, on March 6, 1878, at Hortonville, Outagamie County, Wis. to Sarah BALLIET, who was a native of that county, born at Dale, March 11, 1861. Four children have come to brighten their family circle, all of whom have long since reached maturity. Vern, born Sept. 15, 1880, married Nellie ALVORD, and is now proprietor of a summer resort at Lake Julia, Oneida County; Inez, born Aug. 4, 1882, became the wife of Edward YOUSELL and now resides in Los Angeles, Calif.; she has four children, Dorothy, Jeanne, Maxine and Loraine; Mattie, born Jan. 9, 1884, married Richard LARSEN of Rhinelnader, who is sales manager for the Rhinelander Lumber & Coal Co.; she has one child, James; Grace, born Oct. 4, 1896, is a stenographer now living in Los Angeles, Calif.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 377; 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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