Joseph M. Yearwood
Joseph M. YEARWOOD was born December 22, 1834, died November 24, 1920.  
Aged 85 years, 11 months and 3 days.  He was born just east of the city 
and was a son of the late William YEARWOOD.  He spent his entire life in 
Mt. Vernon with the exception of one year he lived in McLeansboro.  
Mr. YEARWOOD was twice married, his first wife was Miss Eliza SHORT.  
She died about 1863, and some years later he was united in marriage 
with Miss Mary KLEIN, who survives him, 2 children Charles and Elizabeth 
were born to the first union.  Elizabeth died at the age of 16 and Charles 
survives; 8 children were born to the second union and of this number 
the following survive, Joe, Frank and Harry YEARWOOD and Mrs. Maggie McGILL, 
all of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Catherine WILSON of St. Louis, Mo.  
Funeral service was held at his home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. conducted by 
Rev. W. E. LAMP.  Interment was had at Sursa Cemetery.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: Thursday, December 2, 1920, Page 7
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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