"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.


Scott, Fern register of the deeds for Vilas County, was born at St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 5 1884. She graduated from high school in Sparta, Wis., with the class of 1901 and entered the state university in 1902, graduating with the degree of B. A. in 1906. She then taught grammar and latin in high schools until 1913, being so engaged at Eagle River, Rhinelander, Neenah, and Whitewater. In 1913 she became deputy register of deeds for Vilas County under W. B. RAYMOND, and upon his death was appointed to fill the unexpired term. She again became deputy under P. J. GAFFNEY, who was chosen register at the following elected, and she so continued until she was elected register in the fall of 1920. She has continued in the offer ever since, having been re-elected in 1922. A finely educated and cultured lady and possessed of exceptional business ability, she make an ideal incumbent for the office and has given thorough satisfaction. She is one of the social leaders of Eagle River, and stands high in the Eastern Star Chapter, being a member of the White Shrine and one of the Star-points in the Eastern Star; she is also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, and her religious affiliations are with the Episcopal Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 705-706, 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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