"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.


Sayner, Richard F. proprietor of Trail's End Resort in the town of Plum Lake, Vilas County, was born at Sayner, Wis., Aug. 23, 1891, son of Orrin W. and Cora (VAN VALKENBOUGH) SAYNER. He attended grade school at Sayner and high school at Leavenworth, Kansas, after which he was engaged for several years as a guide at the resort at Sayner operated by his father, and also in the employ of Wainer & Sons. In 1921 he started his present resort on Plum Lake, having acquired the site in 1912, and he now has his private home and four fine cottages there. He adds new buildings and improvements to the place from year to year, and he has built up a fine property to add to the attractiveness and popularity of this vacation land of the North. The location, on the shore of beautiful Plum Lake, is ideal, and the buildings nestle cozily among the magnificent pines which abound in this region. A table set with real country products, including fresh vegetables from well-kept gardens on the property, furnishes relief to the jaded palate of the city man, and the neat bedrooms and clean linen conduce to the most refreshing sleep. Gold grounds are located only a few minutes' walk from the main lodge, and the fishing is of the finest. The place is rapidly gaining a wide renown. Mr. SAYNER was married at Sayner, Wis., on Nov. 22, 1911, to Gertrude RANDBY, and Mr. and Mrs. SAYNER have two chldren, Dorothy A., born Dec, 12, 1913; and Florence C., born July 26, 1917. The family attend the Union Church and take an active part in the social life of the community.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 702-703; 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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