"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.


McNutt, Thomas B. yard foreman for the Minocqua Lumber Co. at Minocqua, was born in the town of Reiley, St. Claire County, Mich., Jan. 10, 1868, son of Leander V. and Sarah Ann (SCOTT) MCNUTT. The parents, natives of Canada, were married in Michigan and shortly afterward came to Wisconsin, settling at Jenny (now Merrill), where the father followed the lumber industry for many years in the employ of the T. B. Scott Lumber Co. and the Gilkey-Anson Co. During the winter of 1889 he logged for Langley & Alderson at Woodboro and in 1890 he settled in Oneida County, taking up a homestead of 160 acres in the town of Minocqua. After spending five years in developing this place he returned to Merrill and remained there until the death of the wife and mother in 1919, since which time he has made his home in Minocuqa with his son Thomas B., subject of this sketch. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Leander MCNUTT: Hattie, now deceased; Emma J., who is the wife of Dr. MONROE of Evansville, Ind.; Caroline, now Mrs. W. E. GREEN of Craig, Colo.; and Thomas B. Thomas B. MCNUTT was educated in the grade and high schools of Merrill and then worked for the American Express Co. there for one year. He came to Oneida County in 1890 and took a homestead, which he sold in 1896, after logging off the timber. He then moved to the village of Minocqua, where he worked as a guide for one season, and in 1897 he went to Minneapolis, working there for the Van Dusen-Harrington Grain Co. and the Consolidated Flour Co. until the fall of 1901. From then until 1905 he operated his father-in-law's farm near Woodruff, Wis., at the same time serving as patrolman of a section of state highway. He came to Minocqua in the fall of 1905, and after working here as a guide and at various other occupations until 1910 he entered the service of the state forestry department. After spending some time in this work he did cruising in Wisconsin, British Columbia, and Alabama for various land and lumber companies until 1915, when he accepted the position of yard foreman for the J. E. O'Leary Lumber Co., working with them in that capacity for five years. He has occupied his present position of yard foreman for the Minocqua Lumber Co. since 1920. Mr. MCNUTT was married April 19, 1895, at Rhinelander, to Gertrude May GLENNDINING, daughter of Elliott and Helen (WHITE) GLENNDINING. Mrs. MCNUTT'S parents came to Woodruff, Wis., in 1889 and the father operated a sawmill there for four years, after which he was engaged in farming until his death; the mother is also deceased. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. MCNUTT: Gordon E., born Dec. 5, 1896, who served 22 months in the World War and is now attending Marquette University at Milwaukee; and Herold G., born March 29, 1900, who is employed by the Minocqua Lumber Co. The family belong to the Methodist Church and Mrs. MCNUTT is a member of the Ladies' Aid Society. Mr. MCNUTT'S fraternal affiliations are with the Woodmen of the World and his a very high esteemed citizen. He served for two years as clerk of Minocqua Township, and he has always taken an active and useful interest in the welfare of the community. The family have a fine home on Lake Minocqua.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 383, 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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