"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.


Treat, Clark R. owner and manager of the Wisconsin Lakes Telephone System of Minocqua, was born at Princeton, Wis., April 15, 1869, son of Royal C. and Elizabeth (STREETER) TREAT. When he was four years of age the parents moved to Wood County, Wis., and were engaged in the cranberry industry there for four years, after which they followed the same industry in Juneau County. The father died in February, 1902, and the mother in July, 1905. Clark R. TREAT was educated in the country schools of Juneau County and then entered an engineering school at Eau Claire, from which he later graduated as a civil engineer. He had charge of the construction of the first drainage ditch put through the state, and of the Remington drainage ditch, in the town of Remington, Wood County; also the Beaver Dam drainage ditch in Juneau, Jackson, and Wood counties, and followed dredging as superintendent of the work for ten years. He then entered the cranberry industry, having a large marsh in Juneau County, and was so engaged until July, 1920, when he came to Minocqua and purchased the telephone system which he has since operated. When Mr. TREAT first acquired the system there were only 60 telephones; he has developed it to a point where there are now three times this number and has made extensive improvements in the lines and equipment. The lines cover most of the lake territory, reaching nearly all the resorts. Mr. TREAT is an able business man and a fine executive; while living in Juneau County he served as chairman of the board of his township and as a member of the county board, besides holding other public offices. He was married May 13, 1895, to Clara MARVIN, and he and his wife have two children, Raymond C., born Septl. 29, 1898, now rural carrier on Route No. 1 out of Minocqua, and Grace E., born Sept. 12, 1901, who is now a school teacher. The family are affiliated with the Methodist Church, and Mr. TREAT is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Equitable Fraternal Union.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 425, 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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