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Thomas Walter Yarborough
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1887
Greensburg
St. Helena Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1953
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

A farmer in his younger years, then a carman for the Illinois Central RR Shops in McComb, MS for 30 years, Thomas Walter Yarborough raised four children with his wife Edna Florence Segrue Yarborough (1897-1982): Felma Julia, Addie Caroline, T. Walter, and Ted Leon.

The couple married in Alexandria, Louisiana in March 1917. They had met while working at the Pineville, LA state hospital - he as a barber and she as a nurse's assistant. The family story tells that because he wore a white coat, she initially believed he was a doctor. Both had come to Pineville to better their futures, leaving the farms on which they had been raised, she in near Moreauville and he near Liverpool, LA. When married, they moved first to New Orleans (where their first child was born) but in September 1920, they made their permanent home McComb, MS, where he worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. In his final illness, Thomas Walter was sent to the railroad hospital in Chicago, where he died after a prolonged fight with lung cancer. His wife and daughter Felma took the train up from McComb to be with him in his last days and they brought his body back to be buried in McComb. Soft-spoken, gentle, generous and kind, he was the beloved "Daddy" of his four children and dear "Papa" to his 11 grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Joseph Yarborough (1857 - 1945)
 
 Spouse:
  Edna Maggie Segrue Yarborough (1897 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  Julia Felma Yarborough Banner (1918 - 2010)*
  Addie Caroline Yarborough (1920 - 2009)*
  T Walter Yarborough (1922 - 1994)*
  Ted Leon Yarborough (1927 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Edgar Yarborough (1881 - 1962)*
  Lemuel Lewis Yarborough (1883 - 1970)*
  Lena Wilmuth Yarborough Travis (1885 - 1938)*
  Thomas Walter Yarborough (1887 - 1953)
  Gladis Yarborough (1890 - 1900)*
  Lanis Yarborough (1892 - 1966)*
  Charley Joe Yarborough (1894 - 1895)*
  Nathan Roberts Yarbrough (1894 - 1975)*
  Myrtie Yarborough Powell (1904 - 1988)*
  Madia J Yarborough (1905 - 1905)*
  Oscar James Yarborough (1906 - 1990)*
  Virgie Yarborough Day (1909 - 1993)*
  Pleasant Yarborough (1916 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
McComb
Pike County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: West subdivision, Sect. G
 
Created by: Judy Schaaf
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54916303
Thomas Walter Yarborough
Added by: Judy Schaaf
 
Thomas Walter Yarborough
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Thomas Walter Yarborough
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