Biography of George B. Vyvyan

George B. Vyvyan owns eighty acres of good land in Yorkville Township and is extensively engaged in buying and selling stock, which business he has found highly profitable. A native of Racine County he was born in Yorkville Township, on the 20th of September, 1885, and is a son of William and Sarah (Beaumont) Vyvyan, the former born in Raymond Township, this County, in 1854, and the latter in Dover Township, in 1860. The paternal grandfather, William Vyvyan, emigrated from England to Racine County and located in Raymond Township. He conducted a meat market in Union Grove for a number of years and gained a substantial measure of prosperity. The maternal grandfather, George Beaumont, was also a native of England, but settled in Dover Township, this County, in pioneer days. William Vyvyan, Jr., the father of George Vyvyan, was a butcher and stock man and also owned two hundred and forty acres of fine land. He was a republican in politics and served as a member of the school board for a considerable period. Both he and his wife were identified with the Yorkville Methodist Episcopal church, whose teachings governed their conduct. He passed away on the 25th of March. 1916, and her demise occurred on the 9th of August, 1915. They were married in Dover Township and to their union were born four children: Grace, the wife of Clinton Skewes: Perry, who is residing upon a farm in Yorkville Township and is also engaged in the butchering business; and Earl. a farmer and butcher of Yorkville.

George B. Vyvyan, the other member of the family, acquired a common school education and also attended business college at Racine. For a number of years he conducted a butchering business in connection with operating a farm, but is now chiefly engaged in buying and shipping stock of all kinds. l le gives some time, however, to the cultivation of his farm of eighty acres in Yorkville Township, which he purchased from his father in 1907. The place is well kept and the buildings are commodious and substantial. He watches t he market carefully and derives a good profit from his transactions.

On the 12th of June, 1907, occurred the marriage of Mr. Vyvyan and Miss Malinda Shunk, who is a daughter of Wesley and Louise (Kollander) Shunk, both natives of Washington County. Wisconsin. Her father has devoted his life to agricultural pursuits and has resided in Racine County since March, 1892. He owns a good farm here and in 1901 erected a fine modern residence. He has taken an active part in public affairs and is well known and highly esteemed. Mrs. Vyvyan, who is one of a family of three children, has become the mother of a son. Wesley ‘William, whose birth occurred on the 2nd of June, 1913.

Mr. Vyvyan supports the Republican Party at the polls, believing firmly in its policies. but has never been an aspirant for office. Both he and his wife belong to the Yorkville Methodist Episcopal church and their genuine worth has gained them the warm friendship of all who have been closely associated with them.



MLA Source Citation:

Racine County Wisconsin History: Racine Belle City of the lakes and Racine County Wisconsin a record of settlement organization progress and achievement. SJ Clarke Pub Co. Chicago. 1916. 1216 pgs. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/wisconsin/biography-of-george-b-vyvyan.htm - Last updated on Aug 13th, 2012


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