The Galena Gazette, July 19, 1919


Aged Woman Asleep in Death

Mrs. Hannah Yeaman Died at Home on North Dewey Avenue

Mrs. Hannah Yeaman died at her home on North Dewey Avenue Saturday evening at 7:55 o'clock. Mrs. Yeaman's demise was due to the infirmities of old age, her span of life being 91 years and six months. Her death was as peaceful as the beautiful life she lived and she entered into eternal sleep with the calmness of a tired child at close of day.

Hannah Evans was born on the Isle of Wales, Dec. 24, 1827, and arrived in America in 1860, coming direct to Galena and resided here ever since. In 1861 she was united in marriage with Joseph Yeaman in Galena. This union was blessed with four children namely: Mrs. Mary Hallett, Mrs. Geo., D. Houy, and George Yeaman, a son Richard, died in early manhood. Her husband preceded her to the grave 41 years ago.

The decedent was a life long Christian, the bible was her guide and closest companion. In earlier years Mrs. Yeaman committed many chapters of the good book to memory and when old age came on and her sight grew dim nothing gave her more pleasure than to recite her favorite selections to those about her. Even in her last days the unfailing words were on her lips.

On coming to America she united with the Baptist church and when that church closed in Galena she became a member of the Methodist church.

Mrs. Yeaman's life was devoted to her home and children and in turn her declining years were made happy and comfortable by loving hands whose tender care never faltered for a moment.

Besides her children Mrs. Yeaman is survived by three sisters and one brother. They are Mrs. Mary Thompson now residing in Woonsocket, S. Dak, Mrs. Martha Heer of East Galena, Mrs. Fanny Oliver of Stockton and Evan Evans of East Galena. Also 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral Services Held

The funeral services to the memory of the late Mrs. Hannah Yeaman were held this afternoon. Rev. J. R. McGlade, pastor of the South Presbyterian church, officiated. Rev. McGlade, paid a parting tribute to the aged lady and a choir composed of Mrs. J. S. Cowling, Miss Sarah Smith, H. B. Dallyn and Judge J. C. Boevers who rendered several favorite hymns of the departed woman.

Internment was made in Greenwood cemetery by the following pallbearers: W. H. Simmons, L. C. Richards, Ben Wilmarth, S. H. Whitmore, A. J. Millhouse and Jos. L. Callahan. Floral tokens were many and beautiful.


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