"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.


Moore, Fred E. supervisor of the Fourth Ward of the city of Rhinelander, was born in Baraboo, Wis., Sept. 28, 1865, son of Andrew J. and Lucina (AVERY) MOORE. The father was a native of New York State and the mother of Pennsylvania. They came west in 1848 and were married at Merrimac, Wis., where they remained a short time. Andrew J. MOORE being employed as a wheat buyer. Later they settled in Baraboo, of which place they were residents until 1905, when Mr. MOORE retired from business life. He and his wife spent the remainder of their lives in Northport, Waupaca County, Wis., he passing away June 17, 1906, and she in February, 1907. They had two children: Clara, who died at the age of 21 years, and Fred E., of Rhinelander. Fred E. MOORE was graduated from the high school of Baraboo with the class of 1881. In 1883 he entered the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway at Baraboo and remained with the road until 1891, when he left being ticket agent, and having been night clerk and baggage master. After spending six months in Antigo, Wis., in 1892 he returned to Rhinelander and became bookkeeper for the Lewis Hardware Co., a position which he held for three years. Then for six years he held a similar position with Spafford & Cole, general merchants and after that was for 12 years with the Rhinelander Paper Co. He next worked four years for the Brown Bros. Land & Lumber Co., and in 1922 became connected with the Robbins Flooring Co. In 1922 he was also elected supervisor of the Fourth Ward and served on different committees of the county board. He is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to the lodge and chapter in Rhinelander, and he and his family attend the Methodist Episcopal Church. At Portage, Wis., on Sept. 30, 1890, Mr. MOORE was united in marriage with Anne B. LEWIS, daughter of Hugh O. LEWIS and wife. Both her parents are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. MOORE have two children: Lewis A., born Sept. 15, 1891, and Elizabeth, born Feb. 20, 1900. Lewis A. is salesman for the Miller Fruit Co. of Rhinelander. On Dec. 30, 1922, he married Elsa LENZ of Neenah, Wis., and he and his wife reside with his parents. Elizabeth, who is a graduate of Downer College, of Milwaukee, also of the Northwestern University at Evanston, is now a teacher of vocal music at St. Charles, Mo.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 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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