Biography of Arthur Yoemans
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YEOMANS, Arthur, retired; born, Camden, Can., Aug. 11, 1843; son of Andrew and Jane (Milligan) Yeomans; educated in public schools of New York state; married at Detroit, 1866, Annie Kew; 3 sons: Frederick H, Franklin E., Clarence W. Became resident of New York state, 1854; enlisted as private in Co. F, 81st New York Volunteer Infantry, 1861, and discharged as sergeant in 1865, Army of the Potomac and Army of the James; returned to New York after being discharged from military service and in spring of 1866 located in Detroit; was connected with the Detroit Chair Factory, 1866-76, and then member of the police force for 1 year. Began the manufacture of boxes, 1878, as Baxter & Teomans, the title becoming Detroit Box Co., and later Yeomans, Cheseborough & Co., which continued for 10 years; then Yeomans Lumber and Box Co. until January, 1906, and the Acme Box Co. until 1911 (retired). Republican. Episcopalian. Member Detroit Post, G. A. R. Residence: 107 Trumbull Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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