Obit: Youmans, Harlow J. (1844? - 1937)

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Surnames: Youmans

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 July 1937

Youmans, Harlow J. (1844? - 23 June 1937)

Harlow J. Youmans a former resident of Neillsville died at his summer home near Mifflin, Wis., June 23, aged 93 years and eight months.

Mr. Youmans grew to manhood near Lodi, Wis., and enlisted there as a soldier of the Civil War, in August, 1862.

At the siege of Vicksburg, Private Youmans was wounded in the right arm, but he recovered and remained in services to the end of the war.

His company took part in the capture of Arkansas post spent the winter at Young’s Point and Milliken’s Ben in Louisiana and in spring proceeded south with the battles of Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Yazoo Swamps, Carrion Crow, Sabine Crossroads, Pleasant Hill, Black River, Spanish Wort, Fort Blakely and finally, Vicksburg.

It was at the battle of Vicksburg Youmans was wounded. He refused chloroform while the surgeons dug the ounce ball and fragments of cloth from the wound.

After the war was over, Mr. Youmans studied pharmacy and about 1880 he and his family moved to Neillsville, where he established a drug store.

He also bought a forty acre farm now part of Maple Glen farm south of the city, and built a house the present Crothers home.

Mr. Youmans continued in business here and about then years and moved to Platteville where he continued in the drug business, with his son, Lisle, for the rest of his life. Another son Jay Younmans was quite a noted musician.

The late C. A. Youmans, who practiced law in Neillsville, was a brother and the father of G. C. Youmans now residing in Missouri.

A military funeral by the American Legion post was held at Platteville, Saturday.



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