"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.


Thomas, Charles A. who has been head filer for the Vilas County Lumber Co. at Winegar for the past 17 years, was born in Steuben County, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1871, son of John and Elizabeth (COMSTOCK) THOMAS. The father was born at New Bedford, Mass., and the mother in New York State; both are now deceased. Charles A. was education in the grade and high school at Painted Post, N. Y., graduating from the latter with the class of 1889. In June of the same year he went to Manistique, Mich., where he remained for two years in the sash and door plant of the Weston Manufacturing Co. He next was with the North Shore Lumber Co. as assistant files for three years, and was then head filer for the Weyerhauser Lumber Co. in Apollonia for a year and a half. In the spring of 1897 he went to Tomahawk and was there with the Bradley Lumber Co. for one year, after which he worked for the Lave Lumber Co. at Three Lakes until Jan. 1, 1900, when he went to Bartley, Mich. He was with the James McIntyre Lumber Co. at the latter place until May 12, 1903, and was then in the employ of the Robbins Lumber Co. until Aug. 28, 1904, when he went to Star Lake. In 1906 he came from Star Lake to Winegar and took up the duties of his present position. Mr. THOMAS was married at Manistique, Mich., April 12, 1893, to Edith SIMMONS and Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS have had three children: Mildred, Crystal, and Alpheus. Mildred died on Oct. 21, 1894; Crystal is now Mrs. Joseph REISSE of Terre Haute, Ind.; Alpheus is in the employ of the Marshall Field interests in Chicago, and Mrs. THOMAS is now making her home there with her son. Mr. THOMAS, Sr., is affiliated fraternally with the Masons and the Modern Woodmen of America, and his favorite sports are fishing and hunting, in both of which he is very proficient. He and his family are well thought of in every way throughout the community.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 723, 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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