John Wesley Yonally (1861 - 1940)

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Birthplace: Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States
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About John Wesley Yonally

Obituary of John W. Yonally; The Abilene Daily Reflector Saturday, October 5, 1940

John W. Yonally was born at Marietta, Ohio, December 9, 1861, and passed away at his home, six miles northwest of Abilene, Kansas, at eleven o'clock Wednesday morning, October 2, 1940, following a short illness.

He came with his family to Kansas in the spring of 1871, and came to Abilene, Kansas, April 15 of that year, and has resided in Dickinson county ever since.

He united in marriage with Harriet E. Clemence, March 11, 1885, with Elder Clark officiating. His wife passed away December 28, 1907.

There were born to this union one son, Frank, who passed away November 16, 1937; two daughters, Mrs. William J. Mauldin of the home, and Mrs. Henry J. Kohler of Arboles, Colorado. He is survived by two grandsons and three granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Louisa Sherman of Lansing, Kansas, and Mrs. Mary Caulk of Abilene, Kansas; two brothers, Charley of Abilene and Fred of Wichita, Kansas; a brother-in-law, Joseph R. Clemence of Abilene; also many nieces and nephews living in Kansas an in other states.

He purchased the present home in 1899, and lived for 41 years. He farmed his land every year, and was always busy when able to work. He was of a quiet disposition and loved his home, and was always ready to help a neighbor or friend. He never said an unkind word about another. He was a kind and loving father, and will be greatly missed by those of his family and immediate neighborhood, and his kind words and deeds will be remembered.

Funeral services were held at his home northwest of Abilene, Kansas, Friday afternoon, October 4, 1940, and were conducted by Dr. David Townley, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Abilene. Music was furnished by Mrs. Charles E. Hooper and Mrs. Harold Howland. Interment was in the Abilene cemetery.

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John Yonally's Timeline

1861
December 9, 1861
Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States
1885
March 11, 1885
Age 23
Dickinson, Kansas, United States
1889
April 15, 1889
Age 27
Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States
1940
October 2, 1940
Age 78
Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States
October, 1940
Age 78
Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States
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