Bio: Youmans, Clarion A. (History - 1847)

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----Source: 1891 Bio. Hist. Of Clark Jackson Co., Wisconsin, pg.

CLARION A. YOUMANS, of the firm of Ring & Youmans, attorneys and counselors at law, Neillsville, is a native of Wisconsin, and was born at Kenosha, October 14, 1847, a son of Jonas H. Youmans. The Latter is a native of the State of New York, where he was born in 1817.

He was reared and lived for many years at Java, Wyoming County, where he followed the business of farming and carpentry. He was a pioneer of Kenosha, then called Southport. His wife's maiden name was Adeline Sill, also a native of the Empire State, born in Bethany, but resided for many years of her earlier life at Alden, Erie County. She died in October 1888. They were the parents of two sons and two daughters: the eldest son, Harlow J., is a druggist at Neillsville, and the eldest daughter, Ada E., is the wife of George H. Bosworth, of Barron County, Wisconsin. The younger daughter, Miss Mattie F. Youmans, is a teacher in the schools of this city.

When the subject of this sketch was five years of age, his father removed with his family from Kenosha to the town of Arlington, Columbia County, where our subject reared on a farm and educated in the public schools. He began life for himself as a clerk in a store at Poynette. Coming to Neillsville, he engaged in the same capacity for George Farnham Co. He had, however, for some time in contemplation the study of law, and having fully decided to adopt the law as a profession he entered the law department of the State University at Madison from which he graduated in 1876. The firm of Ring Youmans is one of the leading firms of Clark County. They have a large legal practice, and also do an extensive real estate business.

Mr. Youmans was united in marriage at Neillsville, in 1877, to Miss Nettie French, daughter of B. F. French, a pioneer of Clark County, a sketch of whom is found elsewhere in this work. Mr. Youmans owns and occupies a fine farm in the town of Grant, about two miles east of the city of Neillsville, where he has a beautiful home, at a convenient distance from the city. Besides attending to his professional duties, he is deeply interested in the agricultural development and general prosperity of the county. He is President of the Clark County Agricultural Society. He has a fine farm of 400 acres, 250 acres of which is improved, and is under his personal supervision. Mr. Youmans is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, also of the Chippewa Commandery at Eau Claire, and of the Chapter at Black River Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Youmans have three children. Their only son, Guy Clarion was born October 18, 1880, and their daughters are Viola and Adda B. Politically Mr. Youmans is a Republican. As a business man he is energetic and successful, and takes a deep interest in whatever tends to promote the best interests of his city and county.



Farm Residence of C. A. Youmans


The Farm on which this magnificent residence stands is situated just over in the town of Grant one-mile from the city of Neillsville, the county seat. The farm contains 400 acres, originally covered with hardwood timber. There are 240 acres under improvements, with a stream of pure spring water running through the farm. There is also a well with an abundant supply of water. There is kept and bred on the farm, English Shire horses and pure registered Holstein-Fresian cattle. There is not a better farm in Northwestern Wisconsin, or of the same size in the state. The farm buildings consist of the residence shown here. The main part is 26x40, 24 foot posts; additions 20x30, 12x14 and 8x12. There is a 10 foot foundation under whole building. There are large horse barn, hay barn, cattle barns, silo, ect. Mr. Youmans is a prominent attorney-at-law, having an office in Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin. ("Clark County Illustrated" by Saterlee, Tifft & Marsh' 1890).


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