Youmans, Guy C. (History - 1880)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

GUY C. YOUMANS, a well known and prosperous business man of Neillsville, was born in this place Oct. 18, 1880, the scene of his birth being the home of his grandfather, B. F. French, that stood on the site of the present library. His parents were Clarion A. and Nettie (French) Youmans, a memoir of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. In his youth he attended the Neillsville high school and then took the agricultural course in the University of Wisconsin. The knowledge he thus acquired was put to practical use on his father's large farm in Grant Township, which he operated for some years, or until 1913, at which time he removed to Neillsville. Here he has since dealt in live stock and real estate, in the former branch of his business handling Guernsey cattle, Berkshire hogs and Clydesdale horses. Since moving to town he has become manager of the Warsau Shipping Association, a farmers' co-operative concern. He is also owner of a fine stock farm of eighty acres in Pine Valley Township. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Farmers' Co-operative Elevator at Neillsville. He was also president for two years of the Clark County Fair Association, of which his father was one of the original stock holders and president for a number of years. Mr. Youmans was elected 1907 to the council of Neillsville then in 1916 he was elected to fill a and served two years. Fraternally he belongs to Lodge No. 163, F. A. M., of Neillsville, and the Neillsville Chapter, No. 166, R. A. M. also to the Woodmen and Beavers. At one time he was a member of Company A, Third Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard.


Mr. Youmans was married Oct. 2, 1912, to Hazel Flynn, who was born in Afton, Wis., daughter of James and Ruane (Allison) Flynn, both of whom are now deceased. Her father was a railroad engineer and ran one of the first trains through Neillsville. His record as a railroad man was one of the best in the country, and one of the longest in point of years. He was a native of Chicago and his wife of Beloit, Wis. Mrs. Youmans is a member of the Eastern Star Lodge, of Neillsville, and also of the Woman's Club. Mr. and Mrs. Youmans have one child, Rita Louise, born Jan. 28, 1916.



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