"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.


Stone, Patrick E. one of the early settlers in Tomahawk, Lincoln County, and still residing here, was born in the province of Quebec, Canada, in March, 1855, son of John and Ann STONE. The parents, who were both born in Ireland, emigrated to Canada when young, the usualy emigrant vessels of that day sometimes taking 11 weeks to make the voyage. They were married in Canada, where they spent the rest of their lives. They had three sons: Joh, who resides at International Falls, Minn.; Patrick E., of Tomahawk; and one who died young. Patrick E. STONE as a boy attended school in Canada and did farm work there until he came to Tomahawk in 1889. At that time this section was covered with timber and there were but two stores and a very few dwellings on the site of the village, while sidewalks or other municipal improvements, while perhaps thought of, were not yet in evidence. Mr. STONE had learned the carpenter's trade in Canada, which he found useful in Tomahawk while the village was building up. In the winters he worked at logging and at various times in mills. In those occupations, including general lumbering, he was engaged until 1921, in which year he met with an injury and retired from active work. For about five years he served as city street commissioner. He was the owner of some city property, including several houses which he rents, and also has a cottage on Half Moon Lake, where he and his daughter Anna spend their summers. Mr. STONE was married in Canada in 1884 to Bridget CURLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen CURLEY, her parents being natives of Canada, where both spent their lives. She died in 1904, having been the mother of six children, namely: Anna, who keeps house for her father and is a member of the Helping Hand Society; John a master mechanic residing at Antigo, Wis.; Patrick T., who is the present city attorney of Wausau; Mary E., wife of Thomas KELLEY of Tomahawk; Bess E., now Mrs. Sherman WADE of Antigo; and Florence, who is in the employ of the United States Shipping Board and lives in Washington, D.C. Patrick T. STONE enlisted in the navy during the recent great war, and trained at Great Lakes, but did not get across. ,br>
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 713, 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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