"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.


Meloy, Fred chairman of the town of Plum Lake, Vilas County, was born in Monroe County, Wisconsin, Feb. 27, 1865, son of Henry and Eliza (WEED) MELOY. The mother died when he was but ten days old; the father passed away Nov. 10, 1918, in Oklahoma, where he had been a resident for many years. Fred MELOY was educated in the schools of Monroe County and subsequently for many years followed farming there. In 1901 he gave up agriculture and engaged in carpenter work, which he has ever since followed. In 1903 he came to Vilas County; two years later, in partnerhip with Herman FABIAN, he purchased Lot No. 7 on the south shore of Plum Lake, and built his home, selling out to Mr. FABIAN in 1921, however, and erecting his present fine residence on an adjoining tract of eight acres. He also has a large workshop, and during the summer months conducts a hand laundry. His home commands a beautiful view of the lake, and a conservative estimate places the value of his property at $16,000. Mr. MELOY has always been very active in promoting the general welfare of his community, and his influence here has been a most beneficial one. He has been chairman of the town of Plum Lake during all but two years of its existence, and is now serving in that capacity; his repeated re-election to this responsible office gives some indication of the value placed on his services and ability by his fellow-citizens; as town chairman he is also a member of the county board of supervisors. He has been special jury commissioner for Vilas County for five years. His fraternal affiliations are with the Modern Woodmen of the World. Mr. MELOY was married at Oakdale, Monroe County, Wisconsin, Oct. 15, 1885, to Nora E. WRIGHT, who was born June 13, 1865, in Canada, her parents having been on a visit there at the time of her birth.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 656; 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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