Obit: Youmans, Charles A. (1866 - 1929)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 05/30/1929

Youmans, Charles A. (15 JUL 1866 - 12 May 1929)

(Timber Lake, S.D. Topic)

Charles A. Youmans, well known pioneer resident, passed away at his home in Timber Lake, Sunday May 12, 1929, at 8 o'clock in the evening. He was taken ill in October with a form of kidney trouble, from which he suffered a great deal, although he was very patient and did little complaining. His wife, children and grandchildren were his greatest comfort in his last few hours, the former being constantly at his side during his long illness. Prior to his illness he had worked about 14 years for the Advance Rumley Co., in the capacity of traveling salesman and collector.

With the exception of three years in Rapid City, to which place he was transferred by the Rumley Co., and from which he and family returned about three weeks ago, he had resided in Timber Lake or vicinity since the spring of 1910, when he filed on a claim two and one-half miles southeast of town. He was a respected citizen and a kind and accommodating neighbor, ever willing to share his home and all he possessed with others.

Mr. Youmans was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellow, Rebecca, Mystic Workers, Modern Woodmen and Muscovites Lodges, and was a Spanish-American War Veteran. He was held in high esteem in his community, which was shown by the large and beautiful display of flowers at the last sad rites.

The local American Legion boys attended the funeral in a body and marched, following the flag draped casket to the cemetery, where the firing squad saluted the dead, and taps were sounded.

Charles A. Youmans was born July 15th, 1866, at Stockbridge, Wis., and died on Sunday, May 12, 1929 at Timber Lake, S. D. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Youmans of Stockbridge, Wis. He was married to Mrs. Ida Darling on March 31, 1900, at Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., and to this union was born one daughter. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife of this city; daughter Lucille, who is attending the University of Vermillion; two step-children, Mrs. Leo Drees of this city; and John Darling of Roswell, N.M., and five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Stahl of Marinette, Wis.; Mrs. George Clark of Oshkosh, Wis., Mrs. W. Parson of Stockbridge, Wis., two brothers, Bert E. Youmans of Portland, Ore., Walter Youmans of Stockbridge, Wis., and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. Church, Rev. A. Bennett officiating, and the remains taken to the Timber Lake Cemetery, were followed by a host of sorrowing friends and laid to rest.



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