Obit: Yorkston, William H. (1855 - 1936)

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Surnames: Yorkston, Braceman, Foote, White

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Jan. 1936

Yorkston, William H. (8 Feb. 1855 - 9 Jan. 1936)

William H. Yorkston, son of Archibald and Anna Yorkston, was born in the city of Chicago, Ill., Feb. 8, 1855, and died at the Neillsville Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 9, 1936, aged 80 years, 11 months and 26 days.

At two years of age, he came with his parents to Lynn Township, where they accrued 160 acres of wild land in Section 5, having to cut most of their way through the woods to take possession of it.

Here William attended the log school-house of the district, and as he grew up made himself useful in the clearing of the land and the working of the farm, which finally came into his possession, his father dying in middle life. During the years on the farm, he made many improvements.

He served the township as treasurer, and took an interest in public affairs.

He was married on Nov. 11, 1885 to Kate Braceman of Washington county, and to them were born three children: Lillie, Mrs. Wm. Foote, who died in July, 1933, Gilbert and Leslie, both of Neillsville, Wis.

Mr. Yorkston has enjoyed good health throughout practically all of his many years, and not until the last six or seven weeks has he known illness. During part of this time he was cared for at the home of his son, Leslie, in Neillsville, Wis. Finally, physical powers ceased, and he entered life that never ends.

Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral home on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Paul B. White, officiating, and burial took place at the Cemetery in the Town of Grant.



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