Yorkston, William H. (History - 1855)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin, page 480.


William H. Yorkston, proprietor of the old Yorkston homestead in Section 5, Lynn Township, was born in the city of Chicago, Feb. 8, 1855, son of Archibald and Ann (Hamilton) Yorkston. The parents, natives of Scotland, after coming to this country resided eight years in Chicago, and then 1857, settled on the present farm of their son, William H., in Section 5, Lynn Township, this county. Here the latter attended the log schoolhouse of the district, and as he grew up made himself useful on the farm, which finally came into his possession, his father dying in middle life. He has made most of the improvements now on the place, having also done formerly much of the hard work of clearing, and is doing a successful business as a farmer. He has served his township as treasurer.


Mr. Yorkston was married Nov. 11, 1885, to Kate Braceman, of Washington County, Wis., and he and his wife are the parents of three children-Lillie, Gilbert and Leslie. His sister, Ann, also makes her home with him, having never left the old farm.



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