LINGERING ILLNESS ENDS IN DEATH
Mrs. Mary E. Yagerlehner, 70 yrs. old, died at the Boulevarde sanitarium at Detroit, Mich., at 8:40 o’clock Sunday morning. Death was due to infirmities of age, hastened by suffering a fractured leg two weeks ago. She had been an invalid for a number of years and was taken to the sanitarium two years ago.
Mrs. Yagerlehner was born at Liberty Center, Ohio, November 27, 1846 and her early life was spent there. On June 3, 1866, she married John Yagerlehner. They lived there for thirty years and then came to this city, where she lived until she was taken to Detroit two years ago.
Seven sons Charles, of Detroit, William of Ft. Wayne, Wilson and Frank of California, Edwin of Denver, Colo., John of Detroit and Irvin of Largo three daughters Mrs. Harry Story, of Wabash, Mrs. John Urschel of Tippecanoe and Mrs. Charles Clemens of Marshfield, Ore., two brothers, W. C. Wright of Wanseon, O., and James Wright of Liberty Center, O., a sister Mrs. Ella Dandy of Liberty Center, O., survive.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon and the burial will be made in the Hopewell cemetery. The services will be held at the Hopewell church at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Frost of the Presbyterian church at Lagro will officiate.
“Lingering Illness Ends in Death,” Wabash Plain Dealer (Wabash, Indiana), 4 September 1917, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http//www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 14 December 2013).
FUNERAL SERVICES OF MARY YAGERLEHNER
The funeral of Mary E. Yagerlehner was held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Hopewell cemetery north east of Lagro. The services were held at the Hopewell church at the cemetery at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Frost of Lagro officiating. The funeral was largely attended and the ceremonies were most impressive.
Those who acted as pall-bearers were: four sons Charles of Detroit, William of Ft. Wayne, Ervin, of Lagro, John of Detroit, two brothers N.C. Wright of Wauseon, O., and James Wright of Liberty Center, O.
“Funeral Services of Mary Yagerlehner,” Wabash Plain Dealer (Wabash, Indiana), 6 September 1917, p. 1, col. 7; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 14 December 2013).
Wow…10 surviving children.
To have found these clippings from 1917 must have been quite satisfying. It just makes you feel good that you accomplished something for a cause that matters, doesn’t it? And Mary sure outlived her husband who perished so early. She must have had fortitude but perhaps a longing for companionship?