Obituaries - Fairozina YARD
probably Macomb Daily Journal
Colchester Woman Dies At Mackinaw
Mrs. Fairozina Maude Yard of Colchester, formerly of Macomb, died about 9:00 p.m. yesterday at Oak Knoll sanitarium at Mackinaw, Ill., where she had been a patient for the past two months. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Dodsworth Funeral home here. Interment will be at Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Lee Maynard of Camp Point will officiate.
Mrs. Yard was born October 21, 1879, near Rushville, and was the eldest daughter of Lewis M. and Sarah (Hightower) Logan. As a child she suffered a strike of paralysis from which she never fully recovered. She moved with her family to a farm near Colmar in 1889 and attended North Colmar school for five years. In 1894 they moved to Macomb, where she attended high school and the Meyer and Miller Normal school. Mrs. Yard was one of the first nurses to enter training at the Phelps hospital.
She was married March 12, 1902, to John Wm. Yard and lived in Montana for 17 years, returning to Illinois in 1919. Surviving are the following ten children: Winnie Mae Robinson, Harold and Erval Yard, Peoria; Clifford L. Yard and Jobe Alvin Yard, New York; Revy A. Yard, East Peoria; Virgie E. Hupfer, Burlington, Ia.; Sarah Lucille Wilson, Monmouth; Duane Yard, Colchester; Garnet Yard, serving in the army overseas. She also leaves the following five brothers and sisters: Herman Logan, Vancouver, Wash.; Everett Logan, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Olive Lofgren, Paris, Tex.; Mrs. Verna Duggan, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Edith Lewis, Lewistown, Mont.
Contributed by Kathy Lathrop