"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, Earl D. a thriving merchant of Eagle River, Vilas County, engaged in the drug and jewelry business, was born in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, May 22, 1880, son of Merrick and Ruth (OBERN) RICHMOND. He was about six years old when his parents moved to Eagle River and for some years thereafter he attended the public schools here. In 1902 he entered the University of Wisconsin, taking the pharmacy course and he was graduated from that department with the class of 1906. For the next four years he was employed at Shell Lake, but in August, 1919, he returned to Eagle River and opened a store which he has conducted up to the time of this writing, but is just completing a new store on Wall Street, next to the First National Bank, 36x60 feet in ground plan, with a 12-foot space reserved for a barbor shop, and he expects to occupy the new building in November, 1923. When he opened his present place (his first) he included a jewelry department, as he had learned that business while in Shell Lake. He carries a complete stock of drugs, including the Rexall patent medicines, and includes among his stock Eastman kodaks and Victor phonographs. The store is located on Railroad Street, between Division and Spruce. Mr. RICHMOND belongs to the Masonic lodge at Shell Lake. He was married Oc.t 13, 1908, in Odanah, Ashland County, Wis., to Elsie NEIMANN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul NEIMANN. Her father is now deceased, but her mother is living and a resident of Shell Lake. The family circle of Mr. and Mrs. RICHMOND has been enlarged by the birth of five children, Walter, Eugene, Dewayne, Ruth and Harriett.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 500;
History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin;
Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others;
H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924
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