John was the 9th of 9 children of William H. Yerian and Sarah McBride. He married on February 8, 1888, Makato, Kansas, to Emma J. Rose. She was listed as widowed in the 1900 census of Kansas City, Missouri. Birth year shown above is approximate. (1890-1968)
Their son William married Nellie M. and their other son Arlie married Lillian M. Both couples were living in Kansas City, Missouri, at the time of the 1930 census.