Obit: Parkhill, Ella A. (1890 - 1961)
Contact: Stan  

Surnames: Parkhill, Smith, Yanke

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/13/1961

Parkhill, Ella A. (17 July 1890 - 10 July 1961)

Mrs. Ella A. Parkhill died Monday morning at the age of 70 years at the Bethel Convalescent Home at Arpin where she had been a patient the past four years. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Polnaszek Funeral Home in Abbotsford, Rev. Wallace Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating, and burial was made in the town of Holton cemetery.

Ella Yanke was born in Dorchester on July 17, 1890. She received her education there and was married to Frank Parkhill on February 22, 1910, at Dorchester, Wis. After their marriage, the couple lived in Abbotsford, Ashland and Kaukauna, returning to Abbotsford, Wis. Her husband died in 1941. She was a member of the Ladies’ Trainmen’s Lodge.

Survivors include two brothers, Otto Yanke of Ontonagon, Mich., and Fred Yanke of Dayton, Ohio, and a sister, Miss Anna Yanke of Dorchester, Wis. Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter who died in infancy, three brothers and a sister.


Re: Obit: Parkhill, Ella A. (1890 - 1961)
Contact: carol j. burt

I am so excited. Otto Yanke was my grandfather and the father of my mother Beatrice (Yanke) Fezzey. I never knew he had a sister and brother. Not too much information available regarding the Yanke side of my family so this is a great find. Thank you for your efforts to preserve family histories.



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