"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.


Reed, Jesse M. superintendent of schools for Oneida County and a resident of Minocqua, was born at Frankfort, S. D., Sept. 22, 1887, son of Eldon M. and Katherine (HITCHCOCK) REED. The father, born in Pennsylvania, and the mother, a native of Wisconsin, were married at Frankfort, S. D. and spent some years there engaged in farming, the father having taken up a homestead; they are now living retired at Aurora, Ill. Jesse M. REED attended the Kankakee, Ill., grade schools, the Benton, Ill., High School, and Ripon College, entering the latter in 1906 and graduating with the class of 1910. In 1911 he came to Woodruff, Oneida County, as principal of the grade schools, having spent the preceding year in teaching school at Bayfield, Wis. After one year at Woodruff he was appointed principal of the high school at Campbellsport, Wis., and served in that capacity for four years, after which he returned to Oneida County and taught at Tripoli for one year. He was then appointed principal of the Woodruff High School and served as such until 1922, when he came to Minocqua as principal of the high school here. At the election in April, of 1923, he was chosen superintendent of schools for Oneida County, which responsible position he is now filling. He is a man of exceptional ability and Oneida County is fortunate in securing him as head of her school system. Mr. REED was married at Redgranite, Wis., Aug. 12, 1912, to Beulah RICHARDSON, and two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. REED; Jeanne M., Aug. 1, 1918, and Katherine B., Mary 10, 1922. The family attend the Methodist Church. While at Woodruff Mr. REED served for one term as clerk of Woodruff village and town, and he has always taken an active interest in the affairs of the community in which he makes his home. Fraternally he is a member of the Masons and Odd Fellows, while his wife belongs to the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 340, 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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