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Obituary of Lewis YEAGER, Macoupin County Illinois © 2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis
Name of Deceased: YEAGER,
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: May 10, 1911
Obituary: Lewis YEAGER Murdered Wealthy Ranchman, Former Carlinville Boy Killed by Drunken Mexican. Irving YEAGER, of Litchfield, has received word of the killing of his brother, Lewis YEAGER, at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona, by a drunken Mexican. YEAGER was shot by his assailant while on his ranch, a large sheep farm. He was one of the best known ranchers and among the wealthiest of the section in which he lived. Decedent was born in St. Louis and was the son of H. C. YEAGER, a pioneer in the milling business. His father for several years was interested in the milling industry at Carlinville, during which time the family resided here. The father and mother, who a month ago celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, reside now in Phoenix, Ariz. Lewis went west in 1892. He was 36 years old. His wife and three sons survive him; also his brothers, Ben and Harlow of Phoenix; Gilbert of Helena, Ark., Irving, one of the well-known residents of Litchfield, and one sister, Mrs. Percy A. COWEN, of Vicksburg, Miss. The brother, Ben, is ill in a hospital as the result of a fall from a horse, suffered at the time of the golden anniversary celebration of their parents at Phoenix. Lewis YEAGER is estimated to have been worth $100,000.
Obituary of Calvin M YORK, Macoupin County Illinois © 1998 Submitted by: Jacque Sparks
Name of Deceased: YORK,
Name of Newspaper: Bolivar Free Press
Date of Obituary: January 20, 1916
Obituary: Calvin M. YORK was born in Macoupin county, Ill., Dec. 21, 1849, departed this life Jan. 16 1916, at his home near Halfway, Mo., at the age of 66 years and 26 days. He was married to Mary E. SUTTON at Palmyra, Ill., Oct 23, 1873. To this union were born four sons, Luther S., Franklin M., Frederick G. and Charles E.; all of whom, except Frederick C, who died Oct 15, 1899, at the present home, are left to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father. he was again united in marriage with Lydia C LAUGHERY, Feb. 6, 1890, who is left behind to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband. He was converted while young at Honey Point church, Illinois where he united with the Missionary Baptist church. He loved to serve his master and although he had been in poor health the past three years he was seldom -- ---a house not made with hands eternal in the heavens". Besides his immediate family he leaves behind an aged brother and sister. His death came as a bolt from a clear sky, as he seemed as well as usual when he left his wife's side to go to the barn, where his son, Charles, was doing the chores, and was carried back a corpse, heart failure being the cause of his death. He was a resident of the Coy district and school was dismissed Tuesday morning from 9:30 till 10:30, while the children marched to view, for the last time, the the face of one whom they have dearly loved. Funeral services were conducted at Reynolds Chapel, Tuesday, Jan 18, at 11a.m. by Eld. T. PETERSON, after which the body was laid to rest to await the resurrection morn. His wife has lost a loving companion, his boys a indulgent father, and the community a good Christian neighbor, but out loss is his gain, for he was a faithful worker for the Lord, and now is asleep in Jesus.
Obituary of James W YORK, Macoupin County Illinois © 1998 Submitted by: Jacque Sparks
Name of Deceased: YORK,
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: June 26, 1895
Obituary: Died at his residence in Honey Point Township, Monday, June 24, 1895, James W. YORK, aged 61 years, 7 months and 27 days. James W. YORK was born in Williamson county, Tennessee, on the 28th day of October, 1813. When he was 15 years old he, together with his father's family removed to Illinois and settled in Morgan county. In February 1838, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary KEPLINGER of that county and soon afterwards removed to Macoupin county and settled on a tract of land which he had entered from the government, and where he continued to reside up to the time of his death. His first wife died in the year 1875. his second marriage was to Hester HAMILTON of Montgomery county. Uncle Jimmy, as he was familiarly called, was a man of decided convictions on all subjects, but was willing to concede the same freedom of opinions to others that he claimed for himself. Politically he was a Democrat and his first vote for President was given to Martin VAN BUREN in 1836. Under the old militia organization he filled the office of first lieutenant. He was the first supervisor elected from Honey Point after the adoption of the township organization. In every position in which he was placed he preformed his duty to the entire satisfaction of the people. In 1857 he united with the Honey Creek Baptist church of which he remained a faithful and consistent member up to the time of his death. A good man and one the pioneers who have done so much to make Macoupin county what it is today, is gone. Peace to his ashes. Macoupin County Enquirer, Wed. June 26, 1895. ( This article was located by Carolyn Bettis, Many thanks again Carolyn!!! Submitted by: Jacque Sparks)
Obituary of Gertrude YOST (SHAFF), Macoupin County Illinois © 2008 Submitted by: Rebecca Moore
Asst County Coordinator Kathleen Mirabella
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