Cyrus C. Yawkey

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Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey (August 29, 1862 – May 18, 1943) was an American businessman and politician.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, he moved with his family to Saginaw, Michigan, where he was educated. He started out as a clerk and then owned a business. He then moved to Wisconsin and started a sawmill in present-day Hazelhurst. He served on the Hazelhurst town board and the Oneida County board of supervisors. In 1895-1896, he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly as a Republican. In 1899, he moved to Wausau, Wisconsin, where he had his lumber business.[1] During World War I, he was a colonel in the Wisconsin National Guard.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Marchetti, Louis. History of Marathon County - Wisconsin and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  2. ^ Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey, Marathon County Historical Society
  3. ^ A Day in Wisconsin History: May 18
  4. ^ "Yawkey, Cyrus Carpenter (1862-1943)". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-12-30.