Obituaries - Job YARD
Job Yard, one of McDonough county's well known citizens died about 9 o'clock this morning at his home in Emmet township after a long illness. His death
was due to a complicated ailment. His age was 76 years, 10 months and 2 days.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Deceased was born in Mcdonough county May 1, 1836 and continued his residence in this county until the time of his death. He was of English parentage, his father and mother, Job and Frances Chorley Yard being natives of Somersetshire, Southwestern England. He was married in 1873 to Sarah Webster, who survives. When the Civil war waged he became a member of Co. I, 124th Ill. Infantry and served until the close of the war. He leaves besides his wife the following children: I. W. Yard, Montana; Mrs. Lewis Anderson, Macomb; Mrs. Etta Argenbright, Macomb; Mrs. Frank Kennett, Iowa; Lewis Yard, Macomb. He is also survived by two half brothers, Will and J. R. Adkinson, both residents of Emmet township.
Mr. Yard was a man of high moral character and stood high in the esteem of his friends. His long extended life was replete with usefulness, not only to his immediate family but to his fellowmen, and he was esteemed for his courtesy, gentleness of manner and for his high moral character and purposeful aim in life. In his death the family have lost a kind and indulgent father, the community in which he resided a splendid neighbor and county a good and useful citizen.
NOTE: Job Yard, Jr. died November 16, 1939
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