"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.


Sisson, Warren E. a well known and popular citizen of the town of Skanawan, Lincoln County, engaged in general farming and dairying in Section 28, was born on a farm in Freeborn County, Minnesota, March 27, 1876, son of Adijah K. and Ellen (SMITH) SISSON. He acquired a common school education and at the age of seven years accompanied his parents to Miner County, South Dakota, where they remained for 12 years. From there they went to southwest Missouri and in the following year, 1895, to a farm near Waterloo, Iowa. From there in 1900 he came with them to Wisconsin, they taking up their residence with their son Artemus in Auroraville, Waushara County. In the same year, on Dec. 20, Warren E. was married to May E. SMITH, who was born in that county, near Berlin, March 22, 1879, daughter of Calvin and Rosetta (MORRIS) SMITH. Her father was born at Malone, N. Y., Jan 26, 1854, and is still living, being a resident of Auroraville, Wis. The mother was born at Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wis., March 1, 1853, and died in Waushara County, this state Sept. 16, 1914. From Waushara County in 1902, Warren E. SISSON and wife went to Washburn County, where they homesteaded 160 acres of wild land, but at the end of nine months he relinquished that claim and they went to Moody County, South Dakota, renting a farm near Flandreau, which they operated for seven years. On Dec. 6, 1910, they came to Lincoln County, Wisconsin, and bought their present farm of 80 acres in Section 28, town of Skanawan. Eight acres of the land had already been cleared and a frame house erected on it, and under those conditions Mr. SISSON made his start here. Today he has 30 acres under the plow and a few more brushed and he has a good frame barn and silo, which he built in 1921. His operating equipment is adequate and a five-passenger automobile is one of the conveniences on his place. As a dairyman and general farmer Mr. SISSON is making progress. He has a herd of grade Jerseys, which includes at the present time 11 milch cows and a pure bred sire. The farm is ten miles southeast from Tomahawk and the soil is good. For the past four years Mr. SISSON has been a member of the town board of Skanawan, his neighbors and fellow townsmen having full confidence in his knowledge of local needs and issues. In national politics he favors the Republican party. He and his wife are the parents of two children: Lyndon E., born Oct. 2, 1901 and Glen E., born March 2, 1904, both of whom are attending the grade school. Mrs. SISSON was the eldest of her parents' children, numbering seven, the others being: Milton G., of Auroraville, Wis.; Clark M., of Skawana, Wis.; Raymond R., of Minneapolis, Minn.; Winnie P., now Mrs. Clark PECK of Sandstone, Minn.; Grace L., wife of Smyth ANGLE of Auroraville, Wis., and Alvin Floyd, also of Auroraville.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 588-589; 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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