Bio: Lamont, John F. (Trip to Australia - 1913)
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 1 May 1913
Ex-mayor John F. Lamont departed this morning for Australia, where he will settle up the estate of an uncle who recently passed away. He goes directly to San Francisco and from there sails to Australia. He will be nineteen days on boat.--Wausau Pilot
ANGUS J. LAMONT (father of John F. Lamont)
Angus John Lamont and Almira Gault
Angus Almira were married in September, 1864 in Goblesville, Michigan. In 1865 Angus began in the lumber business in the Green Bay area. In 1873 1874 he moved the entire family to the Colby area. They settled about 2 1/2 miles south of Colby in Clark County and spent the next 20 years logging and operating the mill, known as "Lamontsville." In 1894 they sold the business and went into farming. The city of Colby actually bought the land for $400 to use it for the location of the new electric utility waterworks plant. Angus J. died 10/25/1910 in Colby, Wis. His wife, Almira Gault was born in Greece, NY on 9/20/1847, she died in 1915.
The children of Angus Almira were:
John F. Lamont - (b. 6/1/1867) married Jessie Young
Deputy US Marshall / Marathon County Supt. of Schools / Wausau Mayor 1908-1912 / Lawyer
William D. Lamont - (b. 1874) married Mary Edwards
Farmer and later in the lumber business
Effie Lamont - (b. 1875 in Pensaukee, Wis. - d. abt. 1920)
Married to Howard F. Wicker and moved to Wausau. they had 3 children James Angus Wicker, Howard Wicker Jr., and Donald Wicker.
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