"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.


Minahan, Edmund D. who for a number of years has been a prominent member of the Oneida County Bar, residing in Rhinelander, was born on a farm in Calumet County, Wisconsin, Sept. 19, 1866, son of Patrick and Elizabeth (TRAYNOR) MINAHAN. The father was an early settler in this state and a man of superior education, who in early days taught school both in Calumet and Sheboygan counties. After the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted in the army from Sheboygan County and subsequently proved himself a good soldier. He passed away in Calumet County in 1907, when in his seventieth year. Edward D. MINAHAN'S boyhood days were spent in Calumet County, where he attended public school. Then, after some years of farm and other employment, he entered the Oshkosh Normal School to prepare himself for the profession of teaching, and subsequent to his graduation there was connected for several years with the public schools of Calumet County. He then took up the study of law in the University of Wisconsin, and in 1902 was admitted to the bar, passing highest in the bar examination of that year. Soon afterwards he located in Rhinelander, becoming associated in practice with Hon. John BARNES (now deceased), who later became a justice of the Supreme Court. Mr. MINAHAN has since devoted himself closely to his profession and has risen in it accordingly, having built up a large general practice and won an enviable reputation. He is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Association and of the American Bar Association. He has never married, has no fraternal society affiliations, and has not entered actively into politics, but as a lawyer he has shown a high order of ability, and as a citizen a degree of public spirit that has caused him to be highly esteemed in the community in which he makes his home.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 388-389, 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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