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Joseph Oakes Youngman 1846-1911


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/7/2010 at 21:07:32

Death of an Old Settler
Joseph Oakes Youngman Died at His Home in East Lawn Early Saturday Morning
Was Ill Only a Short Time
Had Resided in County Nineteen Years, Most of the Time on Farm Near Maple Hill

Mr. J. O. Youngman died at his home in East Lawn early Saturday morning of heart disease after an illness of only a few days. Funeral is to be held today (Wednesday) from the residence, conducted by Rev. Mitchell of the Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Joseph Oakes Youngman was born in Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1846, and passed away in Estherville, Iowa, May 20, 1911. When six years of age he moved with his parents to Northern Illinois, near Rockford, where he spent his boyhood days. In 1873 he was married to Hattie Harriman of Toronto, Ontario. To this union were born five daughters and one son, all of whom are living and present to pay their respects to a beloved father. They are, Mrs. Blanche Jordan, of Algona, Iowa; Mrs. Mabel Hillner [Hilmer], of LeRoy, Minnesota; Mrs. Winnifred Ray, of Los Angeles, California; Miss Mattie, of St. Paul; Maude and J. Oakes, of Estherville.

He moved to Iowa, Green county, the spring of 1877, living there fourteen years, then came with his family to his farm in Emmet county, near Maple Hill, Iowa, where he lived nineteen years. He came to Estherville one year ago to live a retired life in his home on East Lawn.

He has lived a consistent Christian life, being a member and elder in the Presbyterian church for many years.

He has been a devoted and beloved husband and father and a friend to all who knew him. He leaves two sisters, one brother and a wife, besides the children mentioned to mourn his loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope.

“He rests from his labors and his works do follow him.” (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, May 24, 1911)


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