Bio: Hyslop, William (Born 1864)
Surnames: Hyslop, Quinn
----Source: Nick Hyslop Scrapbook
Hyslop, William (Born 1864)
William Hyslop also went by W.G.
Hyslop. He was born in Osseo, Wisconsin in 1864. He
married Ella Quinn in 1887 in Alma Center, Jackson County,
He owned creameries in Blair (Preston Creamery); Ettrick; Alma Center, Melrose and in Neillsville (Pleasant Ridge Creamery).
He rented out his creameries in Blair and in Neillsville in 1909 when he took an ill fated farming venture in Star Township, Bowman County, North Dakota.
He lost the land by foreclosure in 1913 and returned to Trempealeau and Jackson County, broken and significantly less wealthy.
He cashed in a political favor from Robert La Follette to obtain a job as a Construction Maintenance Supervisor at Camp Douglas military installation from
the later 1920s and 30s. In early December 1948, the vehicle which he was driving tragically was hit, head on by a trucker who was trying to pass a vehicle on a
two lane road near Mauston, Wisconsin. His passenger Dora Winkler died in the accident and the driver of the errant trucker also died, being burned up when gas
spilled onto him once the truck flipped over. Wm. G. Hyslop died at the hospital in Mauston on April 2, 1949 due to injuries from the December 1948 traffic accident.
Contributed by Nick Hyslop
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