"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.


Richmond, Merrick an early settler in the village of Eagle River, who was a conspicuous resident of it for many years, and a man held in high repute, but who has passed away, was born in Madison County, New York, March 20, 1833. He was there educated and after leaving school learned the machinist's trade, which he followed subsequently for some years. Then coming west, he settled in Waupaca County, where he spent 20 years of his life as a farmer. At the end of that time, or in 1886, he came to Eagle River, Vilas County, Wis., and went into the hotel business, and as a hotel proprietor he was known to the end of his days, or until his death on April 24, 1908. He was one of the most respected citizens of the village, known to all, old and young, and liked by all, being a genial companion ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, and his character and personality now form one of the pleasant reminiscences of former days. He endured his last illness, extending through several weeks, with patient fortitude, and met the final summons bravely like a true man he was. Mr. RICHMOND married Ruth OBERN, who with four children, survived him, the latter being Earl, Philny, Hattie, and Amy.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 499-500, 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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