"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.


O'Leary, John J. was born at Tomah, Wis., July 15, 1898, son of John E. and Elizabeth (SHERIDAN) O'LEARY. He attended the grade and high schools of Minocqua, graduating from the latter with the class of 1917, and then entered Marquette University at Milwaukee, from which he was graduated in 1920. He then became associated with his father in business at Minocqua, taking over operation of the latter's hardware business there Jan. 1, 1923. An able and progressive business man, he helped to organize the Minocqua Association of Commerce and was elected as its first president. He has also served as commander of Carl Mattson Post No. 89 of the American Legion at Minocqua, being a member of this organization and of the Knights of Columbus. During the World War he enlisted in the navy at Milwaukee on Aug. 2, 1918, and was trained at the Great Lakes naval station for six months then returned home and was discharged Sept. 30, 1921.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 281-282, 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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