Dykins, Charles W. (History - 1851)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, published by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891 pages 195 and 196:

CHARLES W. DYKINS, of Black River Falls, is now engaged in the insurance business in that city, but was for some time editor and proprietor of the Jackson County Journal. He is a native of Wisconsin, having been born in Baraboo, Sauk County, July 31, 1851. His father, James Dykins, is still a resident of Baraboo, where he was an early settler. Charles W. spent his early life in his native town, and there learned the trade of a printer. In 1879 he started the Sauk County Republican, and one year later sold the paper to H. B. Hansbrough, abandoning his trade to enter the railway mail service. He was in the employ of the Government for a period of two years, and in 1883 he came to Black River Falls and took charge of the printing department of J. W. Cole Co. In the month of February, 1886, the Jackson County Journal was founded, Mr. Dykins being one of the company to embark in this enterprise. He remained with this concern for a year, and then resumed his former position with J. W. Cole Co. In February 1889, he assumed control of the Journal, became its editor, and continued in this capacity until December 18, 1890. He then retired from the editorship, and the paper passed into the hands of the Journal Publishing Company.

Mr. Dykins is now devoting his energies to the life and fire insurance business, and is well fitted for this line of work. He is a man of enterprise, public spirit, and has a genial, cordial manner that always wins him friends in every walk of life.

Politically he affiliates with the Democratic Party, and when he had charge of the Journal conducted it in the interests of that organization.



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