"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.


Peck, Harold M., general manager of the C.P. Crosby mill and store at Gagen, Oneida County, was born at Indianola, Iowa, March 27, 1893. He graduated from Simpson College in 1915 with the degree of A. B., after which he was principal of the high school at Guthrie Center, Iowa, for three years. In 1918 he enlisted in the signal corps of the United State Army at Leavenworth, Kansas, entering the service July 5, and going to Camp Mead in November. The signing of the armistice came before he had completed his training, and he received his discharge with rank of Sergeant at Camp Grant Jan. 27, 1919. He then came to Wisconsin, and for a short time he was at Wabeno in the employ of the Bay Shore Lumber Co., after which for nine months he was with the Falls Motor Co. at Sheboygan Falls. He came to Gagen, Feb. 1, 1920, and he assumed the duties of his present position July 1, the same year. He was appointed postmaster April 12, 1920. Mr. PECK has taken an active part in the public affairs of his community, serving as town treasurer for two years and being elected chairman of the town of Piehl april 3, 1923; by virtue of this office he is a member of the county board of supervisors. Mr. PECK was married at Rhinelander, Wis., Aug. 22, 1917, to Florence CROSBY, daughter of Charles P. and Sarah (ARMSTRONG) CROSBY. Mr. and Mrs. PECK have one child Pauline C.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 245-246 (with picture); 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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