"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.


Morrill, Charles E. city treasurer of Rhinelander, and a man of extensive business experience, was born at Eau Pleine, Marathon County, Wis.; June 3, 1883, son of Henry P. and Alice (BAMPTON) MORRILL. The father was born in Jefferson County, Wis., April 28, 1858, son of Chauncey and Alvina (ALDRICH) MORRILL, and after a district school education, went at the age of 14 years to Stevens Point, Wis., and later to Dancey, Wis., where he was employed by the A. D. Daniels Lumber Co., and remained until 1890. He then came to Rhinelander and for six years worked for the Daniels & Day Lumber Co. In 1896 he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business as a member of the firm of Morrell & Barber, located where Kirk's Variety Store now stands, and continued in that business until 1910. Subsequently he worked five years for the Osceola Mill & Elevator Co., later for the Wisconsin Veneer Co., and is now in the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. He was married to Alice BAMPTON at Dancey, Wis., Nov. 24, 1881, and they have had three children: Charles E. Raymond and Walter. The two latter work for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co. Charles E. MORRILL was in his seventh year when he came to Rhinelander with his parents in 1890. He attended the city schools, both common and high, being graduated from the latter in 1902, and his general education was further improved by a course at the Ferris Institute Business College at Big Rapids. He then entered business life as clerk for the J. H. Queal Lumber Co., with whom he remained nine months. He then spent some time with the Brown Bros. Lumber Co., subsequently entering the employ of the Innis Plumbing Co., with which concern he remianed seven years, holding the position of manager at the time he left. His career for the next three years was somewhat varied and changeable, but in 1913 he became connected with the Oneida Gas Co., and for three years was their assistant office manager. In April, 1916, he was first elected to his present position as city treasurer, and having been three times re-elected is now serving in his fourth term. During the participation of the United States in the World War, Mr. MORRILL rendered useful service on various committees. On May 6, 1921, he, with Peter ROUMAN, organized the Rouman Amusement Co., of which he is secretary and treasurer. He attends the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is a member of the local Elks lodge and also that of the Odd Fellows, in the latter of which he has passed all the chairs. On Nov. 24, 1908, Charles E. MORRILL was united in marriage at Rhinelander, to Harriet SWEET, daughter of Melvin and Lois SWEET. Mrs. MORRILL died Feb. 11, 1912, leaving one son, Paul, born Jan. 4, 1910, and since her death Mr. MORRILL and his son have made their home with his father at 222 Grant Street.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 375-376; 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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