McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 


[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
Franklyn Dewayne Young

Beardstown - Franklyn D. Young, 65, of Beardstown died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He was born July 10, 1937, in Astoria to William Wayne and Sarah Elizabeth Greene Young.

Surviving are five sons, Allen (and Jennifer), Eric (and Maryann), Thomas, Timothy and Chris, all of Beardstown; one daughter, Kathleen (and Scott) Smith of Galesburg; six grandchildren; one brother Charles (and Frances) of Rushville; and one sister, Olive (and Roger) Toland of Industry.

He was preceded in death by one sister.
He retired from Bohn Heat and Transfer in Beardstown after 22 years.

He was a member of Rushville Southern Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sager Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before services. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Schuyler County.

Note: He married Velma Ethridge December 20, 1958
Peoria Journal Star, January 28, 2003, Page: B04

Carl Albert Yaap
Eagle Publications, December 12, 2002
Carl Albert Yaap, 82, Industry, died at 10:42 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.

He was born March 12, 1920, in Industry, the son of Albert and Alice (Robertson) Yaap. He married Edna Lamb May 28, 1944, in Quincy. She survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Mary Alice Cleve, Los Angeles, Calif., Barbara (Carmen) Rose, Macomb, and Kathy (Steve) Bowers, Rochester; one son, Bob (Sandy Jacobs) Yaap, Keokuk, Iowa; six grandchildren, Scott, Casey and Teddy Cleve, California, Tricia Yaap and Laurie Sanders, Keokuk, Iowa, and Kristene Lowderman, Macomb; two stepgrandchildren, Heidi Catrino, Maryland, and Seth Bowers, Rochester; four great-grandchildren, Ben and Evan Sanders, Urbandale, Iowa, and Blake and Morgan Lowderman, Macomb; and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Nick, Vinnie, Tony and Olivia Catrino, Maryland.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Marshall Yaap, and two sisters, Margaret (Yaap) Toland and Dorothy (Yaap) Heaton.
Mr. Yaap lived on the family farm near Industry all his life except for four years of service with the 123rd Field Artillery in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a lifelong farmer. In 1988, he returned to Bendigo, New South Wales, Australia, and reunited with the family with whom he had stayed during the war.
He was a member of the Industry Methodist Church, the American Legion and the Farm Bureau. He was an Army veteran.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Industry United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiating. Burial was in Industry Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.
Fairozina Maude Logan Yard

probably Macomb Daily Journal
Colchester Woman Dies At Mackinaw
Mrs. Fairozina Maude Yard of Colchester, formerly of Macomb, died about 9:00 p.m. yesterday at Oak Knoll sanitarium at Mackinaw, Ill., where she had been a patient for the past two months. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Dodsworth Funeral home here. Interment will be at Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Lee Maynard of Camp Point will officiate.
Mrs. Yard was born October 21, 1879, near Rushville, and was the eldest daughter of Lewis M. and Sarah (Hightower) Logan. As a child she suffered a strike of paralysis from which she never fully recovered. She moved with her family to a farm near Colmar in 1889 and attended North Colmar school for five years. In 1894 they moved to Macomb, where she attended high school and the Meyer and Miller Normal school. Mrs. Yard was one of the first nurses to enter training at the Phelps hospital.
She was married March 12, 1902, to John Wm. Yard and lived in Montana for 17 years, returning to Illinois in 1919.
Surviving are the following ten children: Winnie Mae Robinson, Harold and Erval Yard, Peoria; Clifford L. Yard and Jobe Alvin Yard, New York; Revy A. Yard, East Peoria; Virgie E. Hupfer, Burlington, Ia.; Sarah Lucille Wilson, Monmouth; Duane Yard, Colchester; Garnet Yard, serving in the army overseas. She also leaves the following five brothers and sisters: Herman Logan, Vancouver, Wash.; Everett Logan, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Olive Lofgren, Paris, Tex.; Mrs. Verna Duggan, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Edith Lewis, Lewistown, Mont.

Mrs. Louisa Yard

Mrs. Louisa Yard, one of the oldest residents of this city, died Saturday evening in the Phelps hospital, following an illness of eleven months, with a fractured hip. Her age was 91 years, 8 months and 22 days. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Oakwood Abbey. Rev. W. T. Rodgers will officiate.
Deceased was born, Dec. 28. 1832, in Oneida county, N. Y. When thirteen years old she removed to this county with her parents, and settled seven miles west of Macomb. In 1894 she removed to Macomb, where she has since made her home. Deceased was married Dec. 28, 1854 to Thomas Yard, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1923.
Deceased is survived by four children, Mrs. Clara Kelly, Mrs. Jessie Ledgerwood, Dr. E. L. Yard and Truman Yard, all of Macomb.
probably Macomb Daily Journal

Orrie Young

died: August 14, 1956
Orrie Young, 74, of Industry, Dies
Orrie Young, 74, of Industry, died Sunday morning at St.Francis Hospital after a long illness. He had been seriously ill for a week. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Industry Methodist Church. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery. The Rev. R. H. Muelder will conduct the services.
Young was born July 27, 1882, in Industry, a son of James Porter and Margaret Ann Justus Young. On Jan 14, 1911, he married Pear Richey, who survives. He resided in McDonough County all his life except for 15 years when he lived in Schuyler County. He was a retired farmer and merchant. He resided in Industry fir 24 years and operated a grocery store there for a number of years. He is also survived by a brother, Ed Young of Industry; a half-brother, Ira Young, Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Grace Bridges, Blandinsville; and a half-sister, Mrs. Nellie Logan, Arcola. A brother, Willis Young, and a sister, Myrtle, died previously.
Friends may call at the Clugston Funeral Home in Macomb until noon Tuesday and then at the Young residence in Industry.
from Kathleen Stoneking Cooper

Rushville Times, August 1956
Funeral Services For Orrie Young, 74, Held At Industry Wednesday
Orrie Young, of Industry, a retired farmer and merchant, and a former resident of the Rushville community, died Sunday morning at St. Francis hospital, in
Macomb, following a long illness. He was 74 years old.
He was born July 27, 1882, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Young, in Oakland township, Schuyler county. He married Pearl Ritchey, Jan. 14, 1911. He had
resided in McDonough county the last 15 years and for a time operated a grocery store at Industry.
Besides his wife, he leaves one brother, Ed, of Industry; one sister, Mrs. Grace Bridges, Blandinsville; a half-brother, Ira Young, Decatur, and a half-sister, Mrs.
Nellie Logan, Arcola.
from Kathleen Stoneking Cooper

Permelia "Anna" Anna Standard Young

died: February 2, 1968
Mrs. Anna Young, 73, of Industry Dies
Mrs. Anna Young, 73, of Industry died at 11:20 a.m. today at McDonough District Hospital. She had been in poor health three years and seriously in the past three months.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Sunday at the Clugston Funeral Home in Macomb, the Rev E. L. Dunavin officiating, and burial will be in Industry Cemetery.
Mrs. Young was born March 20, 1894, in Eldorado Township to William Ambrose and Lulabelle Payne Standard. She was a lifelong resident of the Industry
community and had lived in town since 1957. She was a member of the Industry Methodist Church and was a 54-year member and past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge.
She was married at Macomb Dec 24, 1910, to Edward Young, who survives with six children, Cleone Young of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mrs. Glen (Eileen) Russell of Adair, Mrs. Ray (Ila) Price of Macomb, Gerald Young of Galva, Mrs. John (Betty) Adair of Colchester, and Lyle Young of Bushnell; 16 grandchildren, and 22 grt grandchildren. Three brothers, William and Orlo Standard and an infant brother, and one sister, Mrs. Grace Anstine, are deceased. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home, where friends may call after noon Saturday.
from Kathleen Stoneking Cooper

Thomas C. Yard

died: November 1, 1923
McDonough Pioneer Dead; Thos. C. Yard Passes Away Aged 93 Years; Came to This County In 1832 When But a Child - Prominent And Prosperous Farmer
Thos. C. Yard passed away at his home on East Carrol street at 8:45 this morning as a result of a complicated ailment from which he has been sick for some weeks, lacking but one month of being 93 years of age. With the death of Mr. Yard another and among the last of the pioneers of the county, passes on.
Born in Connecticut
While Mr. Yard was born in Connecticut, at Stamford, Dec. 4, 1830, he was the son of English parents, who themselves were emigrants to this country, his father, Job Yard, being a native of Sommersetshire as was also his mother, Frances Chorley Yard. As was the custom of the time to make a considerable fuss over a christening, he was taken to New York City where he was christened in the Old Trinity Church, one of the historic places in New York.
At the age of two years his parents came to this county and located, and since that period he has been identified with the life of this county, that being his home from that time on. His parents came by water the mode of travel most used in those days, coming down the Ohio river and up the Mississippi to Warsaw which at that time was a prominent trading point and port. Debarking, they loaded their goods in a wagon pulled by oxen and came to this county locating on the farm in Emmet township now owned by the heirs of Job Yard, his brother, and occupied at present by Mrs. Sarah Yard. The hardships of the pioneer were undergone and while Thomas was then but a child he took to work early as was the custom in those days. His father lived but six years after he arrived in this county and although worked diligently had but 40 acres of land cleared and under cultivation at that time, so difficult was the work.
The conditions of the pioneers marked the boyhood of Mr. Yard. He worked early and late, subsisted on the frugal meals of the pioneers and built for himself a constitution that stood the ravages of disease for nearly 93 years.
His boyhood, like the description given by Lincoln of his boyhood, was :"the short and simple annals of the poor." But while not blessed with a quantity of the world's goods in boyhood he possessed a will and trained to frugality that meant more to his later success in life that abundant means.
Dec. 28, 1854 he was united in marriage to Louis Phelphs, daughter of the late Lenander Phelphs, a man well known among the pioneers and the man who built the first bridge over the Crooked creek, north of this city, and which stood for years as monument to his workmanship. They went to housekeeping at once on a farm in Emmet township which has ever since been known as the Thos. Yard homestead. Mr. Phelphs was one of the first members of the Presbyterian church of this city and Mr. and Mrs. Yard attached themselves to this denomination. On that homestead, where they spent the major portion of their lives, twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Yard, only four of whom. Mrs. Chas. Yard, Dr. Edmond, Truman and Mrs. John Ledgerwood, all of Macomb, survive.
The Yard homestead at the start combined but 56 acres but good management, frugality, and hard work, combined to the end that when he quit farming a few years ago he possessed 730 acres of land and the homestead had increased from 56 acres to 210. Mr. Yard did not depend on the land alone to furnish the competence for his farm work. He raised stock and studied stock. He profited by his mistakes and the mistakes of others in handling stock and became an excellent judge. He also bought and shipped stock and possessed a business acumen that acquired for him a large competence.
But the wanderlust struck him at one time. He tired of the farm and thought there was to be big money in the Golden West and set forth. It was the time when the plains were crossed by wagons and Mr. Yard make the trip in 1863. He stopped in Carson City for some time and then went on the California. He was not pleased with the west, however, as a place of locating and returned home, making the trip, by way of the Isthmus of Panama, as there was no canal at that time. From there he took a boat to New York City and returned to his home in this country.
With the exception of this trip west he resided on his farm for 41 years to the day. He left on Dec. 28, 1895. the anniversary of his marriage and went to California again with wife for five months stay. He returned to this city and located in the brick house on East Carrol street where they resided ever since, and where his aged wife awaits the call which will allow her to join her husband.
Mr. Yard was an ardent Republican all of his life and gave of his time an energy for the party cause he espoused. His friends and neighbors recognized his more than average mentality and his ability to analyze a question and believed in his arguments on a question discussed. He was a man whose honestly was never questioned and enjoyed the confidence of everyone who knew him.
A few months ago, realizing that he had not much longer to remain here as the natural trend of life as he had already far passed the age given mortal man, he disposed of a large amount of his property, dividing it among his children, reserving for himself and his wife all that would be necessary for their care and comfort for the rest of their days. All of this had been accumulated by the toil and hard work of himself and wife during their almost 75 years of companionship.
No eulogy is necessary in his death for his life stands before all as a monument of honesty, frugality and Christian living.
The funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Rodgers. Interment in the mausoleum in Oakwood abbey.

Job Yard II

died: November 16, 1939
Job Yard, one of McDonough county's well known citizens died about 9 o'clock this morning at his home in Emmet township after a long illness. His death was due to a complicated ailment. His age was 76 years, 10 months and 2 days. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Deceased was born in Mcdonough county May 1, 1836 and continued his residence in this county until the time of his death. He was of English parentage, his father and mother, Job and Frances Chorley Yard being natives of Somersetshire, Southwestern England. He was married in 1873 to Sarah Webster, who survives. When the Civil war waged he became a member of Co. I, 124th Ill. Infantry and served until the close of the war. He leaves besides his wife the following children: I. W. Yard, Montana; Mrs. Lewis Anderson, Macomb; Mrs. Etta Argenbright, Macomb; Mrs. Frank Kennett, Iowa; Lewis Yard, Macomb. He is also survived by two half brothers, Will and J. R. Adkinson, both residents of Emmet township. Mr. Yard was a man of high moral character and stood high in the esteem of his friends. His long extended life was replete with usefulness, not only to his immediate family but to his fellowmen, and he was esteemed for his courtesy, gentleness of manner and for his high moral character and purposeful aim in life. In his death the family have lost a kind and indulgent father, the community in which he resided a splendid neighbor and county a good and useful citizen.

Joseph A Young

died: February 23, 1943
Joseph A. Young died Tuesday In Macomb
Joseph A. Young, 69, a native of Oakland township, where his early life was spent, and where for several years he was engaged in the mercantile business in Ray, passed away Tuesday morning at the St. Francis hospital in Macomb, after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at the Dodsworth Funeral home in Macomb, Thursday at 11:00 a. m., with burial in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery at 2:00 p. m.
In early manhood Mr. Young was married to Miss Minnie Ashwood, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ashwood of near Ray. She preceded him in death in September, 1923, leaving an only daughter, Leona, who is now the wife of Ivan Swearingen of Industry. Several years later Mr. Young was married to Mrs. Edith Jewison of Macomb, who survives.
Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by a grandson and a granddaughter, and one sister, Mrs. Nola Aten, of Vermont.


Joseph W. Young

Rushville Times, March 3, 1943
Funeral services for Joseph W. Young, a former resident of Rushville, who passed away at the St. Francis hospital in Macomb, Tuesday of last week, were held Thursday forenoon at the Dodsworth Chapel in Macomb, with Rev. C. C. Nording officiating. Burial was in the Ashwood family lot in the Rushville cemetery.
Deceased was born October 19, 1873, to John and Almira (Lovell) Young. On February 9, 1898, he was married to Minnie Ashwood, who passed away September 3, 1923. To this union was born a daughter, Mrs. Leona Swearingen, who survives.
On June 27, 1929, he was married to Mrs. Edith Jewison, who survives. Deceased was 69 years, 3 months, and 27 days old at the time of his death.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nola Aten, of Vermont. He was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Justine Stocton, William, Eli, Oscar, George, Marion, and John Young; and the following half-sisters and half-brothers: Olive, Porter, and Flora Young, Diantha, Kerr, and Sarah Stroops.


Margaret Anna Justice/Justus Young

February 1893
Mrs. Ann Justice Young
Mrs. Porter Young whose critical illness was mentioned in last week's Eye, died at her home in Eldorado, 10 miles west of this city, Sunday night, Feb. 12, 1893. She was conscious almost to the last and at the very earliest period of her illness, which was scarcely more than a _____, seemed perfectly aware of her impending death and advised with husband and friends relative to the care of her little ones after she would be taken away. Mrs. Ann Justice Young was a kind hearted, noble minded Christian woman, and though she lived but 41 short years, her life was in every particular, worthy of emulation. She was essentially a home woman, devoted to husband, family and friends. She died with the blessed assurance and unwavering faith in the promises of Jesus Christ.
She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her death, who have the sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at her late home Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1893, Rev. Meade of Industry officiating.

Died, Sunday, Feb. 12, at her home in Eldorado, 7 1/2 miles west of Vermont, Mrs. Ann Young, in her 41st year. Ann Justice was born Feb. 14, 1852, was married to J. P. Young March 23, 1876. Five children were born to them, 3 sons and 2 daughters, 4 of whom are living. By her death the community has sustained the loss of a kind neighbor. She was a loving and faithful wife and a kind and gentle mother. The bereaved friends have the sympathy of the community. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Mead of Industry, after which the remains were interred in the Chockley cemetery.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair <> Granddaughter


Willis Young

After an illness of nine months, Willis Young died at his home in Doddsville, Ill., Saturday, Dec 31, 1910 at the age of 30 years, 1 month and 15 days. The cause of death was tuberculosis. Deceased was born in Eldorado township, McDonough Co., Ill., Nov 16, 1880. He was the oldest son of James Porter, and Margaret Ann Young. His mother preceded him in death some 18 years ago. On Nov 18, 1902 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Cook, of Oakland township, Schuyler Co., and to them
were born two sons, Gurnie Farris, aged six years and Willis Verl, aged sixteen months.
Deceased was highly respected, and a loving and faithful husband and father. Besides his wife and children he leaves a father, step mother, two brothers and two sisters, all living near Doddsville, Ill, and a host of ..........

Note: The rest of the obit was not included. I do have an abstract to post that my g'father, Edward Young wrote in a story about his life. Willis and Edward were brothers, Willis was my great-uncle.
My brother, Willis, was farming the Dood's farm down by Doddsville and he asked me what I would take to work for him. I told him that Orrie was getting $25 per month and that was what I would like to have. He said OK, he would give me that and I hired out to him. Along that summer Bert Messmore came down from Macomb. He was in charge of renting the farm. He had been to see Willis who had been sick most of the summer but wanted to rent the place for another year. Mr. Messmore came out to the field where I was working and asked me if he did rent to Willis and if Willis was not able to farm, would I take over the farm and see that it was farmed. I told him I would and I worked the year through for him and shucked 80 acres of corn by myself by hand.
I was going with Anna Standard all of that summer. On December 24, 1910 we were married and took over the farm for the next year of 1911. About a week after we were married, on December 31, 1910 Willis passed away from tuberculosis.
Submitted by Kathleen (Stoneking) Cooper in Rantoul, IL

Willis Young died at his home in Doddsville Saturday, December 31, 1910, aged 30 years, 1 month and 15 days. The cause of his death was tuberculosis from which he had suffered for about nine months. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church at Doddsville, Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment was in Chockley Cemetery in Eldorado township.
Deceased was born in Eldorado township, McDonough county, November 16, 1880 and was the eldest son of James Porter and Margaret Ann Justus Young, his mother preceding him in death some eighteen years ago. On November 18, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie E. Cook, daughter of Henry and Rebecca Cook of Oakland township, Schuyler county. To this union was born two sons - Gurnie Farrist, aged 6 years, and Willis Vearl, age 16 months. Deceased was highly respected by all who knew him and was a loving and faithful husband and father. Besides his wife and children he leaves a father, step-mother, two brothers, and two sisters, all living in the Doddsville area and one sister deceased.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, Niece


Willis Verl Young

Willis Verl Young Dies at Age 59
Canton - Willis V. Young, 59, a retired International Harvester Co. Employee of 1904 E. Chestnut St., was dead on arrival at 10:20 a.m. yesterday at Graham Hospital after being stricken at home.
Services will be announced by Murphy Memorial Home.
He was born in Industry Aug. 19, 1909, the son of Willis and Jennie Cook Young, and in Peoria May 25, 1935, he married Clydell Robertson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Spec. 5 Gary K. Young, with the U.S. Army in Germany; and a brother, Gurney Young, and a sister, Mrs. Opal Anderson, both of Canton. A son preceded him in death.
Mr. Young was a World War II veteran.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, Cousin - Verl was a carpenter built the Young addition on the east side of Canton.

Mary Ruth Ritchey Yeast

Rushville Times, September 18, 1991
Ruth Yeast formerly of Rushville died September 12, 1991, in Tempe, Ariz. Mary Ruth Yeast was born January 19, 1908, to Fred D. and Nora (Ashwood) Ritchey. She taught school for several years in Schuyler County.
On May 1, 1935, she was married to Donald Yeast of Macomb, Ill.. To this union was born two children: Lynn Mitchell of Rancho La Costa, Calif., and Gary Yeast of Warsau, Wisc.
She is survived by her husband, two children, James and Lisa Mitchell of California, and her sister, Mabel Anderson of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ivan Ritchey, and her sister, Hazel Roudebush.
Services for Ruth were held Monday, September 16, 1991, at Arlington Heights, Ill.

Francis Eugene Young

Eagle Publications, January 3, 2003
Francis Eugene "Tuffy" Young 71, Macomb, died at 9:12 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Good Hope, the son of Emory C. and Carrie Mae (Smith) Young. He married Patricia A. Coker Sept. 4, 1959, at the Methodist Church, Bardolph. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Kimberly Young, Chicago; one son, Kevin (Kelly) Young, Prairie City; two grandchildren, Gavin and McKenna Young, Prairie City; two sisters, Moneta Mathena, Macomb, and Marlene Louderman, Colchester; two brothers, Dean (Martha) Young, Good Hope, and Jack (Barbara) Young, Macomb; and numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful friend Rocky. He was preceded in death by one brother, Emory C. Young Jr.
He was of the Methodist faith. He was a 42-year member of the Macomb Elks Lodge 1009 and a member of the National Rifle Association. He worked at Porcelain Products and NTN Bower in Macomb and Gale Products in Galesburg and the Illinois Department of Transportation for 17 years. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and camping with his friends.
Services were held Tuesday Dec. 31, 2002, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Macomb. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb. Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ronald Dean Young

Eagle Publications, June 17, 2003
Ronald Dean Young, 70, Good Hope, died at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at The Elms Nursing Home, Macomb.
He was born Oct. 26, 1932, in Good Hope, the son of Emory C. and Carrie Mae (Smith) Young. He married Martha Lewis Aug. 14, 1950. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven (Jody) Young and Ronald Young Jr., both of Macomb; one daughter, Catherine (Mike) Murphy, Macomb; three grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel and Patrick Murphy; one brother, Jack (Barbara) Young, Macomb; two sisters, Moneta Mathena, Macomb and Marlene Louderman, Colchester.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emory Young, Jr. and Francis Eugene "Tuffy" Young.
He was a member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church, Macomb Elks Lodge 1009. He formerly worked at Brown Motors, Macomb, was a farmer and an agent/jobber for Standard Oil Company. He owned Young Oil Company, Good Hope, until 1996.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen King and Rev. Algie Peterson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery.


Lorene Lillian Langcor Young

Lorene Lillian Young, 63 of Industry, passed away at 8:38 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at the McDonough Dist. Hospital in Macomb. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Roseville County Manor Nursing Home, 145 S. Chamberlain St., Roseville, IL 61473.

Lorene Lillian Young, 63 of Industry, IL passed away at 8:38 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2005 at the McDonough Dist. Hospital in Macomb. She was born on Thursday, December 17, 1941 in Bushnell, IL. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Calvin and Ada Bernice Lear Langcor. She married James Fletcher Young August 12, 1984 in Keokuk, IA. He passed away July 30, 2000. Surviving is one sister, Melba Gray of Tennessee, IL; and her In-Laws, Leonard Janet Young, Louise Dan Woolley all of Mt. Pleasant, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and sisters. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at the Industry Cemetery with Rev. Bob Moede officiating. Interment is to follow. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Roseville Country Manor Nursing Home, 145 S. Chamberlain St., Roseville, IL 61473. The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.


Amarilla/Merilla Belle Wilson Young

Mrs. Porter Young
Marilla B. Wilson was born January 4, 1860 on the old home place near Industry and died at her home in Flat Woods, May 20, 1899 at the age of 39 years 4 months and 16 days.
She made a profession of religion at the West Prairie Church in 1883, was united in marriage with James Porter Young on September 5, 1894. To this union was, born one child, Nellie, two and one-half years old. The deceased had been afflicted since last January and at times suffered greatly but she seldom made any complaint. Great is the sadness occasioned by her death, as she was the first of the large family of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wilson to be called.
Funeral services were held at the home of her parents, conducted by Rev. Rist, assisted by Rev. Milo Hobart, an uncle of the deceased, on Monday, May 22, at 10:00 a.m., after which interment was made in the Vance Cemetery. A huge number of sympathizing friends and neighbors were in attendance.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, step-granddaughter


Carrie Victoria Kemble Young

died: August 02, 1959
Mrs. Carrie Kemble Young of Industry Dies
Mrs. Carrie Victoria Young, 80, of Industry died about 10:15 a.m. Sunday at McDonough District Hospital. Mrs.Young had been the Journal's Industry news correspondent since 1947.
She had been in poor health the past year and seriously ill because of a blood clot the past three weeks. She had been in the hospital 17 days.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Industry Methodist Church, the Rev. Fred Norman officiating and burial will be in Industry Cemetery. Mrs. Young was born Nov. 2, 1878 in Schuyler County to Harvey and Laura Keeran Kemble. She had lived in the Industry community most of her life except a few years in Decatur. She had been a member of the Industry Methodist Church more than 45 years and was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge and VLX Club, all of Industry.
In 1900 she married Porter Young, who died in 1929. Surviving are a son, Ira Young of Decatur; three step-children, Mrs. Nell Logan of Arcola, Mrs. Grace Bridges of Blandinsville, and Ed Young of Industry; two grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Galliher of Vermont. Two step-children, Orrie and Willis Young, three brothers, Bert, Frank and Charles Kemble, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Hayes, are deceased.
Friends may call at the Clugston Funeral Home in Industry.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, step-granddaughter


Edward Young

died March 10, 1987
Services for Edward Young, 98, a resident of the Elms Nursing Home, are 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Clugston-Tibbetts Funeral Home.
The former mayor of Industry died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at the nursing home.
Marshall Litchfield will officiate. Burial is at Industry Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of services. Family visitation is 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.
He was born Jan. 10, 1889 in Vermont Township, a son of James Porter and Ann Justus Young.
He married Anna Standard Dec. 24, 1910 in Macomb. She died Feb. 2, 1967.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John C. (Betty) Adair of Macomb, Mrs. Glenn (Eileen) Russell of Adair and Ila Price of Bushnell; two sons, Gerald Young of Mesa, Ariz., and Lyle Young of Hot Springs, Ark.; 15 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; one step great-great grandchild; and one half brother, James Ira Young of Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by a son, Cleone; a grandson; two brothers; a sister; and one half sister.
Mr. Young spent most of his life in the Industry area, moving to Bushnell in 1973 and to Macomb in 1983.
He was a former mayor and road commissioner of Industry.
He was a self-employed truck driver, retiring in 1954. Following retirement he worked as a carpenter.
Mr. Young was a member of the Industry IOOF and a former member of the Industry Christian Church.
from Betty Adair


Death of Eli Young

Eli Young obit abstract
Pease Newspaper Abstract, McDonough County, Illinois, v7, page 20, Thursday 10 March 1898
Eli Young, a resident of Flat Woods near Sugar Creek about 12 miles south of Industry at the edge of Schuyler Co., died yesterday in the road near the old Stockton farm, 3 miles south of Standard farm. The funeral will be tomorrow near Table Grove, Fulton Co. He was a brother-in-law of D. B. Campbell of Macomb.

March 11 issue:
J. Porter Young is 1/2 brother of the deceased. Eli was born in Dec 1863 and is survived by his wife (who is a daughter of Jas. Campbell of Eldorado twp.) and 2 children. Burial will be in the Vermont Cemetery.
From Barbara Abate


James F. Young

Rushville Times, August 2, 2000, page 11, column 3
James F. Young
James F. Young, 75, of Industry died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Sept. 5, 1924 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to the late William E. and Blanche R. Scott Young.
He married Lorene L. Longcor Aug. 12, 1984 in Keokuk, Iowa.
She survives along with one son, William James Young of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; two daughters, Mary Ann Downey and Carla Jean Johnson both of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; one sister, Louise Woolley of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
He was a farmer in Iowa and Illinois for many years and then was a janitor at the Industry School retiring in 1989.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the Industry Cemetery with Marshall Litchfield officiating. The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.


James Porter Young

Death Calls Well Know And Prominent Farmer
James P. Young Passes Away Friday Following a Three Week's Illness - Life Sketch
J. P. Young, one of the old and well known residents of this vicinity, passed away at his farm home, three and one-half southwest of town, Fri. morning, Jan. 11, 1929 at 6:45 o'clock, after being seriously ill for three weeks.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, at 2 o'clock. The services were in charge of Rev. Paul R. Nestler, of Lewistown, former pastor of the Industry M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. P. G. Batty, the present pastor. The funeral rites of the local A. F. & A. M. Lodge, of which deceased had been a member eight years, were observed at the church. A quartette composed of Rev. P. G. Batty, Bain Sullivan, Dr. J. S. McCreight and Edward Greenup, members of
the lodge, sang "Going Down the Valley," "In The Garden" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul." The pallbearers were also members of the local Masonic Lodge. Interment was made in the Industry Cemetery.
James Porter, son of John and Elizabeth Porter Young, was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, on Oct. 22, 1851. He moved to Illinois with his parents when he was three years of age and settled in Schuyler County. At the age of sixteen, he moved with his parents to Webster City, Iowa, and about five years later returned to Illinois, where he had since resided.
On March 23, 1876, he was married to Margaret Ann Justus who departed this life Feb. 12, 1893. To this union five children were born--Myrtle and Willis, deceased, Orrie, of Rushville, Mrs. Grace Bridges, of Blandinsville, and Ed, of Industry.
On September 5, 1894, he was united in marriage to Marilla B. Wilson, who passed away May 20, 1899. To this union was born one child, Mrs. Nellie Logan, of Arcola.
On Feb. 7, 1900, he was married to Carrie Kemble, who still survives. To this union was born one child, Ira, who is at home.
Besides his wife and children, he is survived by fourteen grandchildren, two half brothers, George and Joe Young, both of Industry, one half sister, Mrs. Nola Aten, of Ray, and one step sister, Mrs. Sarah Stroops, of Vermont. There are two sisters, two half sisters and five half brothers who have preceded him in death.
His failing health had extended over a period of several months, but had been seriously ill with urenic poisoning for only three weeks. He was a kind and loving husband and father and was a patient sufferer all during the time of his failing health. His wife and children were all with him during his last illness and until he was called away from this life on Friday morning, Jan. 11, 1929 at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 19 days.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, Grandaughter

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