Sunday’s Obituary – Eugene Yagerlehner

Yagerlehner, Eugene - Obituary, 1920LITTLE BOY SUCCUMBS AT PARENTS’ HOME

Little Eugene Yagerlehner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yagerlehner, passed away last Saturday at the home of his parents on D street. The little fellow had been ill for some time, and not long ago underwent an operation which failed to prolong his life.

He was 8 years and 7 months of age, the brother of Vera Yagerlehner and the grandson of Mrs. Etta Lake, and the nephew of Mrs. Sabin Kane, Mrs. Charles Vaughan, Mrs. Raymond Proctor and Mrs. Myrta Peterson.

The funeral was held Tuesday from the residence of the parents, with burial in Mount Tamalpais cemetery.

“LIttle Boy Succumbs at Parents’ Home,” Marin Journal (San Rafael, California), 11 March 1920, p. 1, col. 4; digital image, California Digital Newspaper Collection ( : accessed 04 January 2014).

And a few days before the obituary, the family published a notice that Eugene was ill and doing poorly.

Yagerlehner, Eugene - Illness, 1920-03-04Eugene, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yeglehner [sic], is reported to be seriously ill at his home. He recently underwent an operation at the San Rafael Sanatarium.

“Local Happenings,” Marin Journal (San Rafael, California), 4 March 1920, p. 5, col. 1; digital image, California Digital Newspaper Collection ( : accessed 04 January 2014).


Eugene Yagerlehner was the only son of Frank and Lottie (Lake) Yagerlehner. He was born 11 August 1911, Marin County, California. He died on 6 March 1920 at the family home in San Rafael. Eugene is buried with his father at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery.

Photograph by John Gillespie

Photograph by John Gillespie

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3 thoughts on “Sunday’s Obituary – Eugene Yagerlehner

  1. davidmadison1942

    We always wonder if he could have been saved even a few years or decades later with advances in medicine…especially since he died at home.

  2. Catherine

    So sad… 😦 Do you know what little Eugene’s illness was Deborah? I always post a red rose, in my family tree, for the littlies who left this world so very young… 😥

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      No, I don’t know what the illness was at this point. I might eventually get his death certificate which might have some information regarding the illness in regards to the cause of death.


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