"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.


Philleo, Paul R. of Rhinelander, Oneida County, who has had a varied business career and is now manager for the Daniels Manufacturing Co. of this city, was born June 29, 1879, in Grand Rapids (now Wisconsin Rapids), Wis., of which city the parents, Hart B. and Isabelle (INGRAHAM) PHILLEO, were pioneer settlers. The father in 1869 had become one of the proprietors of the Wood County Reporter, published in Grand Rapids and afterwards for some time had full control of the paper, which he edited. He subsequently died there, but his widow is still living in Wisconsin Rapids, being now 83 years old. Their children were: I. Erving, of Wisconsin Rapids; Hattie, who married Solon PRESTON and died Feb. 7, 1923; Dean B., Edward J. and Charles A. all of Wisconsin Rapids; Helen B., now wife of Dr. J. D. CUTLER of Tomahawk, Wis.; Florence, who is the wife of Guy NASH of Wisconsin Rapids; and Paul R. of Rhinelander. Paul R. PHILLEO acquired his education in Grand Rapids, being graduated from the high school there in 1899. In the same year he went to Tomahawk, Lincoln County, where he became clerk in the drug department of the Standard Mercantile Co. A year later he was transferred to the lumber department, in an office position. A Mr. BRADLEY, who was at the head of the Standard Mercantile Co., died; then Mr. PHILLEO was transferred to the Tomahawk Iron Co., which was later known as the Tomahawk Steel & Iron Co., as secretary and office manager, and remained with that concern until 1911. In that year he came to Rhinelander and established himself in the insurance business, having the district agency for the Travelers Insurance Co. In 1912, he game up that occupation and purchased the Bijou Theatre, in February the same year becoming cost accountant for the Rhinelander Paper co., in which position he remained for 14 months. The theatre he continued to operate until September, 1915, when he sold it and became office manager for the Brown Bros. Land & Lumber Co. In the following year he entered the employ of the Flambeau Paper Co. of Park Falls and was with them until July, 1917, when he became auditor for the Oneida Gas Co. Later he became manager for the Daniels Manufacturing Co., in which position he is now serving. Mr. PHILLEO is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to the lodge in Tomahawk, of which he is a past master, and he also belongs to the Rhinelander lodge of Elks. He was married at Tomahawk, June 24, 1904, to Beatrice BURRITT, daughter of Roland and Mary (KEARNS) BURRITT; the parents are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. PHILLEO have one child, Helen, who was born July 20, 1905, and is a senior in the Rhinelander High School. Mrs. PHILLEO is an active and useful member of several societies in Rhinelander, including the Woman's Club and the Ladies' Aid Society of the Congregational Church; also of the Eastern Star Chapter at Tomahawk.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 321-322, 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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