(01 Aug 1875 - ?1)
-As transcribed from the "COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE UPPER LAKES REGION"
by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, IL, 1905
Athol Wynne is one of the successful young business men of Shell Lake,
Washburn county. He was born in Winnebago county, Wis., Aug. 1,
1875, son of James and Mary (Wynn) Wynne.
Edward Wynne, his grandfather, was a native of Wales, and a school
teacher by profession. His son, James Wynne, was born in
Kilkenny, Ireland, soon after his birth the family moved to Ontario,
where the parents died. About 1870 James Wynne came to Wisconsin,
living in Winnebago county until 1881, when he settled at Shell
Lake. He was appointed by Gov. Rusk first sheriff of Washburn
county, in 1882, and served two years. In 1887 he took up a
homestead claim in the town of Bashaw, Section 8, Town 38, Range 13, of
which he has sixty acres under cultivation. He has filled various
local offices, being chairman of the town of Bashaw at one time, and
serving at present as assessor. Mrs. Mary (Wynn) Wynne was born
near Schenectady, N. Y., and came with her parents to Wisconsin,
settling in Grant county, where they died. Her father, a
carpenter, was killed by a fall from a building on which he was at work.
Athol Wynne attended public school in Washburn county, and at sixteen
began teaching, following this occupation for seven years in Washburn
and Polk counties. In 1898 he was elected clerk of the circuit
court and re-elected in 1900. He has invested largely in land,
now owning about 400 acres, some of which is under cultivation; he also
does a brokerage business in real estate.
Mr. Wynne was married April 16, 1902, to Pearl Hampton, daughter of
Matthew Hampton, of Spring Valley, Wis. She died at Shell Lake,
Jan. 19, 1904, aged twenty-three years. Mrs. Wynne was a member
of the M. E. Church, with which Mr. Wynne is also identified. He
has one child, Dwight Hampton, born Jan. 5, 1904. Fraternally Mr.
Wynne is connected with the Masons and the Independent Order of
foresters, being secretary of the local lodge of the latter
1 - Editorial Note - There is no
record within Washburn Co.of when or where Athol Wynne died, nor of his
son, Dwight. It is assumed they moved to a different locality
after his wife, Pearl Elizabeth's death. Pearl is buried in the
Shell Lake Memorial Cemetery. A transcription of her tombstone
states that she was born on 18 Dec 1880.
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