"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.
Vaughn, Walter E. for nine years manager of the Oneida Gas Company, of Rhinelander, Oneida County, and a man of action and achievement in business circles, was born July 20, 1879, in Quincy, Ill., son of William H. and Nancy (HARDING) VAUGHN. The father, who was born in Kentucky, served in the Civil War on the steamer Argosy. His wife Nancy was born in Illinois. They were married about 1870 and settled in Quincy, Ill., where William H. VAUGHN conducted a plumbing and hardware business until his death in 1911. His widow still resides in Quincy. Walter E. VAUGHN, after attending school in Quincy, became associated with his father in the plumbing business. He subsequently went to St. Louis, where for two years he was employed in the appliance department of the Laclede Gas Company. After that he was with the McKinley Syndicate Illinois Light & Tractor Company, in the sales and contract department. In 1911, the year in which his father died, he went to New York City and for two years was an employe there of the National Gas & Governor Company, whose offices were in the American Real Estate building. His next business association was with the Beach Syndicate as special representative, having Wausau, Ft. Madison and Austin, and Palestine, Texas, as his territory, and he was connected with that company during the years 1913 and 1914. In April, 1915, Mr. VAUGHN came to the Rhinelander, Wis., where he has since been occupied with the duties of his present position, and has also taken an active part in the general business and social life of the city, evincing an enlightened public spirit and winning the respect and esteem of the people generally. He is a member of Rhinelander Lodge No. 598, B. P. O. E. He was married Dec. 25, 1911, in New York City, to Ethel FLYNN, daughter of James and Samantha (HAIGHT) FLYNN; her parents are now residents of Newark, S. D. Mr. and Mrs. VAUGHN are religiously affiliated with the Christian Science congregation in Rhinelander.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 372-373 (with picture);
History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin;
Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others;
H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924
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