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  YATES, H.C.

H.C. Yates died yesterday. He had been ill with consumption several months.

Decatur Republican, 6 Aug 1868





  YOHE, Amanda

Mrs. Amanda Yohe died of spinal paralysis at her home, four and one half miles west of the city, Saturday at 1:30, aged 57 years. She was a native of Pennsylvania, and had been a resident of this vicinity for the past eighteen years. She is survived by her husband, three sons and six daughters, as follows: Mrs. Frank Sharrock, of Rich Hill, Mo.; Mrs. Albert Ferry of Hillsboro; Mrs. Henry Karns of Alton; Mrs. Charles Pringle, and Miss Cleda Yohe of Decatur; Jesse Yohe and George D. Yohe of this city; and Joseph B. Yohe of Florence, Ala. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the family residence and the services will be conducted by Rev. Bankson.

Decatur Herald, 21 Oct 1902





  YOUNG, Ada
    Born: 1851
    Died: 1920 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: George S. & Otillia (Long) Young




  YOUNG, Adam
    Born: 25 Dec 1815 in Ireland
    Died: 17 Aug 1872 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents:
    Married: Elizabeth Shaw
    Children: Minerva, Silas, Stanford, Paulina, Jane, Elmyra, Jasper, Dwight,& Theodore




  YOUNG, Charles

In this city on Saturday, January 9th, Charles Young, brother of Wm. Young, of the firm of Young & Norman. His remains are to be taken to Bement for interment.

Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, 11 Jan 1875





  YOUNG, Dwight

Maroa News: Dwight Young, aged about 18, died at his home in Maroa on Sunday, July 18th. of consumption. Deceased will be remembered by the young people of Decatur, as having been a clerk in the store of Linn & Scrugg's last spring and for some months before. He made many friends in Decatur.

Decatur Daily Review, Thur, Jul 22, 1880, p. 1

    Died: 18 Jul 1888 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Maroa Cem, Maroa, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Adam and Elizabeth (Shaw) Young




  YOUNG, Elizabeth (Shaw)

Mrs. Elizabeth Young, mother of Mrs. Isaac Harkrader, died at 6 o'clock Monday afternoon, Aug 1, at the home of her daughter, corner of William and Franklin streets. She was 66 years old and died of old age.

The funeral services and burial will take place at Maroa Wednesday.

Decatur Review, Tues, Aug 2, 1898, page 3

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Young, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the Presbyterian church at Maroa. The services will be conducted by Rev. M. S. Newcomer and the interment will be at the Maroa cemetery. Those friends who so desire may call at the residence corner Franklin and William streets, between 8 and 10 o'clock this forenoon. The casket will not to opened at the church.

Decatur Herald, Wed, Aug 3, 1898, page 7

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Young was held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the Presbyterian church in Maroa. The services were conducted by Rev. M. S. Newcomer. There was a large attendance. The interment was at the Maroa cemetery.

Decatur Review, Thurs, Aug 4, 1898, page 5

Submitted by Sandra Wagner
    Born: 22 Jul 1822 in PA
    Died: 1 Aug 1898 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Maroa Cem, Maroa, Macon Co, IL
    Parents:
    Married: In OH to Adam Young
    Children: Minerva, Silas, Stanford, Paulina, Jane, Elmyera, Jasper, Dwight, Theordore




 YOUNG, Emil

DEATH OF EMIL YOUNG

Emil Young died yesterday at 3:30 at his home on Springs Avenue. He has been suffering from a tumor for over a year and his death has been expected for some time. Mr. Young was 36 years of age, a member of Volunteer Hose company No.1, and of the Modern Woodmen. He was born in Rastatt, Germany and came to America twenty-one years ago, coming direct to Decatur. He was a butcher by trade. For a few months previous to his death he was in the employ of Danzeisen. For twelve years he worked for Imboden and Bro. He leaves a wife and four children. His brothers and sisters are: Antoine of Bremen, Germany, Will, Carlos, Alois, Franz, Decatur; Mrs. Josephine Weth of N. Jersey; Annie Nold, Pittsburgh, Penn.; Amelia Young and Mrs. Lucy Keck, Decatur. Mr. Young was a good citizen and had many warm friends in the community. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Decatur Daily Review, 4 May 1892





 YOUNG, John W.

John W. Young, who died at the Wabash hospital late Thursday evening, of pneumonia, after an illness of less than two weeks, was about 45 years of age, and was well known in this city. For a number of years he was employed as engineer at the U.S. court house. After leaving this position he went into the employ of the Wabash as a carpenter, and was stationed at Decatur. He was for five years a member of the governor’s guard, of this city, was a member of the Knights of Pythias and other secret organizations. He was as generous-hearted as most any man meets with, and had a host of friends in this city. His funeral will take place Sunday at two o’clock, and will be largely attended.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL, 7 Mar 1886





  YOUNG, Margaret
    Born: 1862
    Died: 1866 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: George S. & Otillia (Long) Young




  YOUNG, Nellie

Miss Nellie Young, aged seventeen year, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Young, of Friends Creek township, died on Sunday, of consumption. The funeral will take place to-day from the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Rev. Hogg officiating.

Daily Review, Tue, Feb 09, 1886, page 3

The funeral of Nellie Young, the seventeen-year old daugher of Mr. and Mrs. George Young, of Friends Creek township, who died on Sunday, of consumption, took place yesterday forenoon at ten o'clock, from the Newburg Cumberland Presbyterian church, in that township. The services were conducted by Rev. J. N. Hogg, and the funeral was one of the largest that has ever been known in that vicinity. People were in attendance from all parts of the township. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Charles Greenfield, Frank Benton, Frank Evey, Mark Evey, William Munich and George Wilson. The services were very impressive. The remains of the deceased were interred in the Newburg burying ground. Miss Young was one of the most popular and highly respected young ladies in Friends Creek, and her death causes deep regret, as was shown by the large attendance at her funeral.

Decatur Daily Review, Wednesday, February 10, 1886, page 3

Submitted by Sandra Wagner
    Born: 1869
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: George S. & Otillia (Long) Young




  YOUNG, Otilla (Long)

Mrs. G.S. Young, who lived three miles north and one mile east of here, died Sunday night after an illness of four weeks. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J.W. Elder at the old Cumberland church Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Ottilla Long Young was born near Kingston, Pa., Decemeber 4, 1929, and she came to Illinois with her parents when she was 7 years old. She was married to G. S. Young January 1, 1852. He and five children have preceded her. About two years ago she untied with the Prebysterian church of this place. She leaves two daughters and many near and dear relatives to mourn her departure. She was a loving, faithful wife and affectionate mother, a kind friend and neighbor, and has now gone to her happy reward.

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to sincerely thank all who were kind to us during the sickness and death of our mother, Mrs. G. S. Young. The Daughters

    Born: 4 Dec 1829 in Pickway Co, OH or Kingston, PA
    Died: 12 Apr 1908 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Joseph D. Long
    Married: 1 Jun 1852 to George S. Young
    Children: Clara, Ada, Joseph L., John, Winfield, Margaret, Nellie




  YOUNG, Silas

The body of Silas Young who died of heart disease Sunday at Jacksonville, passed through the city last night to Maroa, where the funeral was held today.

Daily Republican, 20 Nov 1894

    Born: abt 1848 OH
    Died: 18 Nov 1894 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Maroa Cem, Maroa, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Adam & Elizabeth (Shaw) Young

An 80-acre tract of fine prairie land, cultivated and improved, in Friends Creek township, belonging to the Silas Young estae, and also a five-acre strip of timber belonging to same estate will be sold at the court house door on Saturday, September 14, at 1 o'clock p.m. The farm land lies about three miles north of Argenta and the timber about three miles northeast of Argenta.

Terms of sale: Half cash on day of sale, balance in one year, to be secured by mortgage on the property, or buyer may pay all cash if he prefers. James J. Finn, Master-in-chancery. Sept4-d & wtd

Daily Republican, 4 Sep 1895





  YOUNG, Stanford
    Born: OH
    Died: 22 Jul 1889 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Maroa Cem, Maroa, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Adam & Elizabeth (Shaw) Young




  YOUNG, Theodore
    Born:
    Died: 9 Aug 1864 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Adam & Elizabeth (Shaw) Young




  YOUNG, Winfield S.
    Born: 1855
    Died: 1864 in Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Adam & Elizabeth (Shaw) Young




  YOUNGE, G.S.

George S. Younge died at his home northeast of Argenta Sunday, April 6, at 11:30 p.m. Mr. Younge was born in County Down, Ireland, in the month of November, 1820. He was of Scotch Irish descent and was christened in the Presbyterian church in infancy. Early in life he joined the Masonic lodge and was a member of that order for 60 years.

He was married to Miss Otillea Long, January 1, 1842. To this union seven children were born, five of whom have preceded him to the better land. His wife and two daughers, Mrs. Clara Bricker, and Miss Ada Younge, and many heartfelt friends are left to mourn his death.

Mr. Younge was a noble man and lived an exemplary life.

The funeral services were held from the Old C. P. church Tuesday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. N. Moore.

The Masons of Maroa lodge, of which he was a member, were to have conducted the funeral, but owing to a funeral at Maroa at the same time, it was impossible.

The pall bearers were Dr. Denison, R. M. Machan, James Sampson, J. W. Ripple, Dr. Thomas and S. C. Mayall, all of whom were brother Masons from Argenta.

Decatur Review, Sun, Apr 13, 1902, page 5

Submitted by Sandra Wagner
    Born: 20 Nov 1820 in County Down, Ireland
    Buried: Friends Creek Cem, Argenta, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Robert & Elizabeth (Martin) Young
    Married: 1 June 1842 to Otillia Long
    Children: Clara, Ada, Joseph L, John, Winfred, Margaret, Nellie




  YOUNT, Cecil H.

CECIL H. YOUNT LONG SICK, DEAD - QUIT ROAD BECAUSE HIS HEALTH FAILED

Cecil H. Yount died at 2:15 Friday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Yount, 945 N. Union St. He had been suffering from a complication of diseases for the past 3 years. He was 33 years old on September 1. He was born at Lake Port, Arkansas Sept 1, 1881, but made his home in Decatur for a long time.

He was a traveling salesman, but had quit the road when his health failed 3 years ago. He was a member of Triumph Court No. 17 Tribe of Ben Hur, and also a member of First Christian Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by 3 brothers; James, Fred, and Grant Yount, all of Decatur.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the residence. The interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.

Decatur Review, Sat, Sept, 19, 1914





  YOUNT, Charles W.

Charles W. Yount died at 6:30 Monday evening at 531 N. Monroe St. He was 35 years old and had been in poor health a long time. His wife died 7 years ago. Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Morine Yount, who lives in Springfield - four brothers, James, Fred, Carl, and Grant Yount of Decatur, and a sister Mrs. Eddie Baum, also of Decatur.

The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence. The services will be conducted by Rev. J.F. Mills of the First Baptist Church. The body will be taken to Springfield for interment.

The Daily Review, Tues, Nov 22, 1910





  YOUNT, Frances

Mrs. Frances Yount, formerly of Decatur, died at 11 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alice Porter, in Duquin, IL. She was 67 years old last December 25. Mrs. Yount had suffered an attack of influenza and this was followed by heart trouble, which caused her death. She had been in frail health for the last 2 years.

Mrs. Yount was the widow of William Yount. The resided in Decatur for many years. Mr. Yount died 2 years ago. She is survived by 3 sons, James and Grant Yount of Decatur, and Fred Yount of Mendota, and her sister, Mrs. Alice Porter of Duquoin in whose home she died.

The body will be brought to Moran and Sons Chapel and then taken to the home of her son James, 1544 E. Main St. Wednesday afernoon. The funeral probably will be Thursday afternoon.

Decatur Review, Wed, Feb 7, 1923, p. 7





  YOUNT, George Merle
    Born:
    Died: 15 Aug 1982 in Marion, IN
    Buried: Calvary Cem.
    Parents: James H. and Susan A. Yount
    Married: Catheryn C. Hanks
    Children: 1 son prededed him in death




  YOUNT, Gladys Mary

Gladys Mary Yount, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Yount, died Tuesday afternoon at the residence of her parents, 1541 E. Main St. She was 3 years old. Her death was caused by summer complaint after an illness of nine days. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Merle and Thomas Yount

The funeral will be held at 3:30 Thursday afternoon. The interment will be at Calvary.

Decatur Daily Review, 29 Jul 1908, p. 10





  YOUNT, Grant A.

Grant A. Yount, switch engineer in the Staley Yards, died suddenly Tuesday morning. He had a heart attack while in his engine about 8 o'clock. He was hurried to St. Mary's Hospital where efforts to revive him failed and he died at 8:45 o'clock. He was 43 years old last Saturday.

Mr. Yount was born in Decatur August 9, 1887, and this has always been his home. His wife was formerly Miss Mearl Kauffman. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Order of Railway Trainmen. He was well known and had many friends. He is survived by his wife, and 3 children, Miss Margaret Yount, Mrs. Lloyd Burnett, both of Decatur, and John Yount of Springfield. He also leaves 2 brothers, Fred Yount of Mendota and James Yount of Decatur.

The body was taken to Moran and Sons Funeral Home and prepared for burial.

Decatur Review, Tues, Aug 12, 1930, p. 14





  YOUNT, James
    Born: 17 Nov 1876 in Odora Co, AK
    Died: 8 Mar 1941
    Buried: Calvary Cem.
    Parents: William and Frances Yount
    Married: 19 Oct 1898 in Decatur to Susan A. Nealon
    Children: G. Merle, Thomas W, J. Kenneth




  YOUNT, Susan Ann
    Born: 22 Jan 1876 in Decatur
    Died: Dec 1966 in Decatur
    Buried: Calvary Cem.
    Parents: Timothy and Margaret Haffey Nealon
    Married: 19 Oct 1898 in Decatur to James H. Yount
    Children: James H, Thomas W, J. Kenneth




  YOUNT, Thomas William
    Born: in Decatur (82 yrs of age)
    Died: 28 Dec 1983
    Buried: Calvary Cem.
    Parents: James Howard and Susan A. Yount
    Married: 1927 to Bernice Challs
    Children: Thomas D.




  YOUNT, William W.
    Born:
    Died: Dec 1920 in Peoria
    Buried: Fairlawn Cem.
    Parents:
    Married:
    Children: James




  YUETTEN, Henry J.

Funeral services for Henry J. Yuetten in St. James Catholic church Saturday morning were conducted by Father F. Klasner. Burial was in Calvary.

Decatur Herald, 17 Jun 1928





  ZIENTARA, Beulah I. (Lane)
    Born: 20 Aug 1904 Decatur, Macon Co, IL
    Died: 19 Nov 1956 Decatur, Macon Co, IL
    Buried: Mt. Gilead Cem, Decatur, Macon Co, IL
    Parents: Ora C. Nihiser and Lena Jane Lane
    Married: William Zientara
    Children: William, Everett, Herbert, Elmer




  ZINGRAFF, Gertrude

Gertrude, the 7-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Zingraff, of cholera infantum, Sept. 8.

Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, 9 Sep 1893





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