"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.


Poirier, M. Josephine who has been engaged in business in Merrill since 1908, was born at Green Bay, Wis., daughter of Moses L. and Luciele H. (LECLAIRE) POIRIER, and came to Merrill with her parents in 1884. After graduating from the Merrill High School with the class of 1896 she learned the millinery business and she established herself in it in August, 1908, at 814 East First Street, where he has since conducted a store. She has been wonderfully successful, having a fine artistic sence in design and being a most capable business woman. Besides her Merrill store she has a branch at Medford, and for eight years she owned and operated a fine store at Wisconsin Rapids, which was sold at the end of that time. Besides these interest she is manager of her father's estate. She has traveled extensively and is a most charming and cultivated lady, an asset to the social and business worlds of Merrill.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 688-689; 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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