"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.


Morgan, James G. proprietor of the Pioneer Garage, Rhinelander, was born at Ironwood, Mich., Nov. 10, 1889, and came with his parents to Rhinelander in 1896. After passing through the grade and high schools of this city, he took a business course in the Ferris Institute at Big Rapids, Mich., and was subsequently connected for one year with an electrical business. In 1909 he built a garage in Rhinelander, which he conducted at first under the style of the Morgan Garage & Supply Co. At that time there were only 12 cars owned in the city, but Mr. MORGAN had a clear vision of future probabilities and was ready to invest his money in backing up his own opinion. The event was proved that he had good foresight. The use of the auto car increased so rapidly and to such an extent that his business outgrew the capacity of his original garage some years ago, and in 1921 he constructed that which he is now conducting under the name of the Pioneer Garage on S. Stevens Street. It measures 54 by 100 feet, is electrically lighted and steam heated, and has a storage capacity of 35 cars. There is also a large repair department, a salesroom, stock room, waiting-room, etc. Mr. MORGAN handles the Nash car exclusively and employs from two to five mechanics, mostly ex-service men. Aside from his own business, which he is conducting on a prosperous basis, he is a young man of good public spirit and every ready to lend his support to any well-considered plan for the public welfare. He is a member of the local Masonic Lodge, and also of the American Legion post here, having entered the army in September, 1918, been assigned to the air service and trained five months at Fort Omaha, where he was discharged Feb. 5, 1919. He is fond of motoring and all outdoor sports. Mr. MORGAN was married Aug. 3, 1914, to Cora B. CRONK of Rhinelander. He and his wife attend the Congregational Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 387, 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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