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Frank Youtsey
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1860
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1918
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Annie Belle Hatcher. Son of Joseph Davis Youtsey and Deborah Covert.


Chariton, Iowa
Wednesday, October 3, 1918


Frank Youtsey was born in Lucas county, Iowa, August 19, 1860, on a farm five miles east of Chariton, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Youtsey, had settled in early days. His whole life had been spent in Lucas county, and he had never lived but a few miles from the home where he first beheld the light of day.

During the years of his life he had noted the advancement, homes had sprung up, roads laid out, schools and churches built and established, and many towns come into existence. At the time of his birth the civil war was just beginning and he has lived through the years of prosperity and peace that followed, until again the nation was involved in another war, in which he had made the greatest sacrifice and given his only son.

May your hearts be comforted by the assurance and thought that he is now where there is no more war and where there is nothing that hurts or causes pain, where mercy and justice and love prevail, and the Prince of Peace rules and reigns in the spirit of good will.

His marriage to Anna B. Hatcher took place on April 5, 1882. When the messenger came to him on last Friday, September 27th, 1918, he was helping a neighbor, J. W. May, on one of the farms where he and Mr. Youtsey played together when they were young. These old associations of places and persons have always been very dear and precious to him, and it seemed providential that on Friday he should be standing by the side of one whose friendship dated back to those early days, when he passed away. It seemed very beautiful that this life-long friend should be the one to open his arms and catch him as he fell when the summons came.

He has always been very fond of his family and showed in many touching ways how deeply he loved them. Those who survive him besides Mrs. Youtsey, are his daughters, Mrs. C. L. Baldridge, of Russell; Mrs. F. W. Aton, of Chariton, and Miss Iva Youtsey, of Chariton. His son, Forest D. Youtsey, N. A., died at Camp Dodge, Iowa, just six months before the angel of death came to call him home. Mr. Youtsey had thought a great deal about the death of Forest and seemed to miss him more than words can tell, and seemed to long for the touch of a vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still.

He was converted and united with the Methodist church in 1888, and was always true to his convictions and faith. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Russell, who had charge of the services at the grave. He also leaves two grandchildren, Walter and Doris Baldridge, of whom he was very fond, and three sisters, Mrs. Caroline McClintock, of Council Grove, Kans.; Mrs. Sarah Duckelberger, of Siloam Springs, Ark. and Mrs. Florence Doane, of Arkansas.

Largely attended funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Goodsell, of Chariton, and the remains laid to rest in the Chariton cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad and sudden bereavement.

Family links: 
  Joseph Davis Youtsey (1822 - 1906)
  Deborah Covert Youtsey (1825 - 1902)
  Annie Belle Hatcher Youtsey (1861 - 1947)*
  Maude Youtsey Baldridge (1883 - 1925)*
  Mae Youtsey Aton (1885 - 1974)*
  Forrest Dean Youtsey (1893 - 1918)*
  Iva Marie Youtsey Cloud (1896 - 1970)*
  Mary S. Youtsey (1853 - 1875)*
  Pannel R. Youtsey (1856 - 1888)*
  Frank Youtsey (1860 - 1918)
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section I Row 17 S-N Grave 16
Created by: Skip
Record added: Mar 16, 2010
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Frank Youtsey
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Frank Youtsey
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Frank Youtsey
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Rest in Peace, cousin.
- Laura Evans-Steele
 Added: Apr. 4, 2011

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