"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.


Stamp, Robert a notable pioneer of Minocqua who passed from this life on April 9, 1923, was born at Midland, Ontario, Canada, July 9, 1861. He received his education in Canada and when a young man came to the United States, locating at Sheboygan, where he subsequently followed the lumbering industry. From there he came to Minocqua in 1887, over 36 years ago, and pitched his tent where the Indian village with its cluster of wigwams still nestled among the virgin pines on the shore of Lake Minocqua. During his period of residence here he saw the development of the village from its first beginning; he was, indeed, a factor in that development. His life here was largely devoted to the lumbering industry as an estimator and cruiser, and during the last ten years of his life he was employed by the state in the department of forestry. He was also engaged in buying and selling timber land. He found time, however, to do much useful work in the promotion of the public interests of the community, serving as road commissioner for some time and for several terms as clerk of Minocqua town and village. Mr. STAMP was married Oct. 18, 1893 in Minneapolis, Minn., to Cecelia JOHNSON of that city, and the fruit of the marriage was three children, Lila Katherine, Leona Ethelwynn, and Ruth Cecelia. Lila Katherine, born Oct. 4, 1894, was graduated from the Minocqua High School with the class of 1914 and after studying for one year at the University of Wisconsin, entered the Superior State Normal School, from which she was graduated in 1917. She has since followed the profession of teaching, being so engaged at Sioux City, Iowa, at Bayfield, Wis., and for the past three years at South Bend, Ind. Leona Ethelwynn, born Aug. 6, 1899, is teaching in the Minocqua Graded School; she is a graduate of that institution and also of the State Normal School at Superior. After receiving her diploma from the latter institution she taught in Duluth, Minn., for one year, and has now been teaching three years in Mincoqua. Ruth Cecelia, born July 22, 1903, was graduated from the Minocqua High School and then entered the Kahler Hospital Training School for Nurses at Rochester, Minn., where the clinic of the Mayo Brothers is located; she will graduate in the spring of 1924 as registered nurse. Besides his widow and daughters Mr. STAMP left two brothers, Thomas of Midland, Ontario and Edward of Rhinelander, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph MERTZ of Midland. During his long residence here Mr. STAMP lived the life of a good and upright citizen. He was by nature a quiet and retired gentleman. Never offending anyone, he made a host of friends who will greatly miss him. As a husband and father his devotion to the family circle was ideal. His was a life well spent.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 391-392, 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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