"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.
Raymond, Mitchel H. a prominent business man of Rhinelander, cashier of the Merchants State Band, was born in Plover, Portage County, Wis., Oct 18, 1861, son of James O. and Mary E. (HARRIS) RAYMOND. James O. RAYMOND, the father, was born at McDonough, Chenango County, N. Y. May 30, 1831. He was educated in the public schools and in an academy at Owego, N. Y., after which he taught four terms of school. At the age of 22 he began the study of law at Owego, continued it there for two years and then came west to Fond du Lac., Wis., entering the office of Edward S. BRAGG. In the fall of 1855 he removed to Plover, Wis., where he taught school one term, and on May 26, 1856, he was admitted to the bar and immediately after began practice. In 1866 he was admitted to practice before the supreme court and in 1873 before the United States courts. From the fall of 1855 to 1873 Mr. RAYMOND resided at Plover, removing to Stevens Point in July of the latter year, and in the latter place he resided until his death April 14, 1897. He had long survived his first wife Mary, who passed away in October, 1864. Mr. RAYMOND was district attorney in Portage County three terms, being elected in 1856, 1858 and 1866 and in 1865, after returning from the war, he was elected to the assembly. In 1881 he was appointed postmaster at Stevens Point by President GARFIELD, serving four years. On Feb. 1, 1861, he enlisted in Company C. 52d Wis. Vol. Inf., and was appointed first sergeant. He saw service at St. Louis, Pilot Knob, Mo., and at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., and at the expiration of his term of service, in September, 1865, he was brevetted second lieutenant. On Oct. 25, 1857, Mr. RAYMOND was married to Mary Eliza HARRIS of Canton, Onio, and of the three children born to them only one reached maturity, Mitchel H. On April 16, 1867, he was married to Mrs. Lucinda HANCHETT. Besides his wife and son Mr. RAYMOND left a step-daughter and step-son--Mrs. A. W. BROWN and James a. HANCHETT--both of Rhinelander, with the former of whom Mrs. Lucinda RAYMOND resided after her husband's death. Mitchel A. RAYMOND acquired his early eduation in the common school at Plover. He then attended Stevens Point High School and was a student for two years in the Lake Forest University at Lake Forest, Ill. In January, 1883, he returned to Stevens Point and was assistant postmaster there until 1885. On May 19, that year, he came to Rhinelander, finding employment in the office of the Brown Bros.' Lumber Company, and later he was clerk in their store, where he remained until they sold to Spafford & Cole. In 1888 he entered the Merchants State Bank as assistant cashier, and after serving as such until Jan. 4, 1894, was appointed cashier, which position he still holds. As a man who comes into close contact with a large section of the public, he is well known and is widely popular for his helpful service and unfailing courtesy, and he is always ready to aid in any reasonable project for the public welfare, having a good civic record. He has been treasurer of the Rhinelander Telephone Company since its organization, and also treasurer of the Rhinelander Refrigerator Company, and for eight years was a member of the board of education. He belongs to the local lodge of Free Masons and in politics is a Republican. Fond of outdoor sports, such as fishing, hunting and automobiling, he was also for several years formerly a member of the Rhinelander base ball team. On Nov. 2, 1895, Mitchel H. RAYMOND was married at Beatrice, Nebr., to Sybil HALLIDAY, daughter of John H. and Sybil (ALBAN) HALLIDAY; her parents are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND have one child, Ruth, who was born Aug. 29, 1898 and is now Mrs. H. C. SMITH of Rhinelander.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 334-335,
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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