"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. a respected citizen of Rhinelander, who for many years has been active in the various branches of the lumber industry and is still connected with the business, was born in Canada, Sept. 1, 1855. His parents, Chauncey and Alvina (ALDRIDGE) MORRILL, were also natives of the Dominion and crossed the border to the States in 1856, locating at Jefferson, Wis. In 1871 they moved to Stevens Point, Portage County. The father, Chauncey, fought for the Union in the Civil War, enlisting at Jefferson and remaining in the army until after the close of hostilities. Charles E. MORRILL, who was a babe when brought to Wisconsin by his parents, attended school at Jefferson, where he lived until he was a youth of 16, then moving with the family to Stevens Point. In those days the lumber industry offered the best opportunities for steady and remunerative employment, in the Northwest, at least, and young Morrill after leaving school began work in logging camps, in the summer being employed in the sawmills. In 1887 he came to Oneida County, locating at Rhinelander, which place has been his home ever since. He has been logger, cruiser, scaler and camp manager, from 1903 to 1916, working sometimes for himself and sometimes for others. He made three trips to the Pacific coast in the interests of the Wisconsin Veneer Co., looking up the special kinds of timber needed in their line of business. He had a financial interest in this company, which, however, he sold in 1906, and since then he has given his chief attention to scaling logs and cruising. He is an expert in estimating the value of standing timber and for years his services have been in demand by a number of prominent lumber companies. Mr. MORRILL has taken an active interest and frequently a helpful part in the general affairs of the community of which he is a member. Though nearly 70 years of age he enjoys excellent health and is strong for his years, being able to tramp for miles through the woods and endure all sorts of weather as well as most men much younger than he. He believes in a great future for nothern Wisconsin and enjoys helping to develop its resources and lay the foundation for its future greatness. The work and experience of such a man is a valuable asset to any community and is appreciated by those who are wise in the knowledge of life. For nearly 47 years Mr. MORRILL has had a comfortable home to which to return from his frequently trips into the forested wilderness. He was married Sept. 3, 1876, at Stevens Point, Wis., to Dellia DURANSO, who was born at Fond du Lac, that state, Nov. 9, 1855, daughter of Lewis and Josephine DURANSO. Their union has been blessed by the birth of five children: Edward, born April 5, 1878, who died Feb. 6, 1906; Frank, born June 21, 1880, who married Frances LEAHY and resides in Wausau, where he is in the garage business; Guy, born Nov. 16, 1883, a lumber cruiser and scaler living in Rhinelander, who married Grace LUTHER and has four children, Eunice E., Florence, George E., and Duane; Harry, born Feb. 14, 1886, now in Portland, Ore.; and Bernice Helen, born April 16, 1896, who resides with her parents and is a member of the Delphian Literary Society. The family attend and help to support the Congregational Church, Mrs. MORRILL being an active member of the Ladies' Aid Society.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 384, 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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