"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, Vern proprietor of "Lake Julia Resort" in the town of Crescent, Oneida County, was born at Dale, Outagamie County, Wis., Sept. 15, 1881, son of Frank and Sarah (BALLIETT) MCLAUGHLIN. The parents were both natives of Wisconsin, the mother having been born at Dale and the father at Fremont; they were married at Dale. The father did railroad work for some time and later operated an engine in the Balliett sawmill, remaining there for 17 years. He then carried on farming near Dale for 15 years, and in 1901 he came to Oneida County and purchased 183 acres of land in Section 36 of Crescent Township. This land, which had previously been owned by Michael SULLIVAN, was the first tract cleared in Oneida County; a good house had been built on it, and Mr. MCLAUGLIN, Sr. erected a fine barn 36x106 feet in dimensions, with full basement, furnished throughout with modern barn equipment, and a silo, his being the second silo built in Oneida County. He completed the clearing of practically the entire tract and established himself in dairy farming. He operated a milk route in Rhinelander until 1912, and he continued his dairying operations until 1919, when he sold the farm; he has since lived retired at Rhinelander. He was a very progressive and prominent farmer, and his name will always be closely associated with the development of agriculture in Oneida County. He and his wife were the parents of four children: Vern, subject of this sketch; Inez, who is now Mrs. Ed YOURELL of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mattie, now Mrs. Richard LARSON of Rhinelander; and Grace, also of Los Angeles, Calif. Vern MCLAUGHLIN received his education in the schools of Appleton, Wis., and subsequently worked for three years for the Wisconsin Central Railroad Company. He came to Oneida County with his parents in 1901 and assisted his father in farming and dairying operations here until the latter sold his farm, after which he was engaged in the reail milk business for three years. In 1918 he started the Lake Julia Resort, which he has since conducted, and which he has built up into one of the first-class resorts of northern Wisconsin. He is at present erecting a new building 80x130 feet in dimensions to serve as a lodge and dance pavillion combined. There are seven acres of lake frontage, beautifully situated, and the place is rapidly gaining a wide reputation. Mr. MCLAUGHLIN was elected treasurer of the town of Crescent in 1923. His fraternal affiliations are with the Modern Woodmen of America and the Eagles, and he stands very high in the community. He was married at Rhinelander, Dec. 6, 1917, to Nellie ALVORD.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 377-378; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 376; 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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