Bio: Cone, Clive S. (1873 – 19??)





Surnames: Cone, Peters


----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Cone, Clive S. (23 July 1873 – 19??)


CLIVE S. CONE, proprietor and manager of the Grand Opera House at Wausau, Wis., also manager and director of Cone’s 4th Regiment Band and Orchestra, is one of the best known residents of this city which has been his home for eighteen years. He was born July 23, 1873, at Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wis., and is a son of George H. Cone.


Clive S. Cone was reared and attended the public schools at Waterloo and was only a boy when his musical talent was recognized and he became a member of the local band. Later he traveled as a musician and actor with theatrical troupes all over the United States, coming to make his home in this city, in 1898, and has had much to do with the public amusement business here. As proprietor and manager of the Grand Opera House here and as a member of the Northwestern Theatrical Association and Theatre Owners Association, of U. S. and Canada as well as manager and leader of the military band of twenty-five pieces, all experienced musicians. Mr. Cone's name is a familiar one from coast to coast. The Grand Opera House was erected in 1900 and is one of the finest houses of its kind in Wisconsin, having a seating capacity of over 1,200. Here Mr. Cone gives the people of Wausau and nearby towns and environs fine amusements, including first class attractions of every kind and a special vaudeville and moving picture entertainment is given on Saturdays and Sundays. Although his musical and theatrical interests are large, Mr. Cone has additional ones, being local agent for the Studebaker automobiles and owner of the Wausau City Bill Posting Company.  


Mr. Cone married Miss Laura Anna Peters, who was born at Wausau, a daughter of Hugo Peters, a well known resident. During the Spanish-American War, Mr. Cone was in service as bandmaster and chief musician of the 4th Regiment Military Band, during the larger part of the time being stationed at Anniston, Ala.  




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