YODER, Charles 1880-1927
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Date: 4/16/2015 at 08:07:23
Slight Accident Ends Fatally to Charles Yoder
Well Known Farmer Succumbs To Injuries Received Early In The Week
Death Very Unexpected
Had Been Closely Associated With Fearer Bros. for the Past Twenty-Five Years
Charles Yoder, the well known farmer living a few miles northeast of this place on the Fearer Bros.' farm, fell a week ago last Sunday (November 13th) while unloading a load of corn, the hook holding the shoveling board on which he was standing breaking and precipitating him to the ground. He struck on his head and shoulders, and though he was considerably jarred by the fall, it was not thought to be serious, but his injury gradually grew worse and he was obliged to take to his bed on Tuesday morning following. On Thursday Dr. Hearst, of Cedar Falls, was called in consultation with the attending physician, and though all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done for him, he continued to grow worse until death came to his relief at a few minutes after nine o'clock last Saturday evening, less than a week after his injury. The injuries alone would probably not have resulted fatally, but other complications developed rapidly which could not be successfully combated.
Charles W. Yoder was born in Juniata county, Penna., July 15, 1880, and died at his home a few miles northeast of Grundy Center, Saturday, Nov. 19, 1927, aged 47 years, 4 months and 4 days.
Mr. Yoder was married to Miss Flora Parker, Sept. 9th, 1920, and to this union were born three children, Saralee, 6, James Ray, 5, and Charles Dean. The latter child preceded the father in death less than six weeks ago at the age of 19 days.
Mr. Yoder came to Iowa in 1900, and with the exception of the first year, he has been closely associated with the Fearer Bros. in conducting their large farm northeast of here for the past twenty-five years. His father passed away when he was thirteen years of age and since he came to Iowa his mother was called to her reward. One sister also died in Pennsylvania.
Charley Yoder was a man universally respected by all who knew him and his sudden and seemingly untimely death has brought sadness to many a home. His was a heart of gold. He was one of nature's noblemen in its truest sense--brave, generous, honest, manly. What better endorsement of one's life than these qualifications could be offered.
He is survived by a faithful wife and two children, three brothers and one sister, besides a multitude of friends who mourn the departure of a kind and loving husband and father, a faithful brother, a good neighbor and friend.
The funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, Rev. Edward L. Crane, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, officiating. Burial was in the cemetery west of town.
Being a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the last rites at the grave were in charge of that Order.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 November 1927, pg 1
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