Shall Yerger

Shall Yerger

Birth
Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Death 22 Jan 1884 (aged 30)
Bolivar County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 53, "new cemetery"
Memorial ID 118407531 · View Source
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From the Vicksburg Evening Post, February 1, 1884, p. 2:

--Jackson Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Jan. 30th:
During the latter part of last week the numerous friends and relatives of Mr. Shall Yerger were made aware of his death, and that his uncle, Alex. Yerger, of Bolivar county, was en route to this city with his remains. Every preparation was made to receive them, and close kinsmen and warm personal friends awaited their arrival by the Monday morning train, and conveyed the same at once to St. Peter’s (Catholic) Church. From this place at 10 o’clock, after the celebration of the solemn rites of the Catholic burial by the Rev. Father Oberfeld, the body was interred in the city cemetery, beside the grave of the late Judge William Yerger.
Mr. Shall Yerger’s life was comparatively a brief one; he was born at Clearfield, on the suburbs of this city, on May 25, 1853, and had consequently just passed his thirtieth year. He was the eighth child and fourth son of Judge William Yerger, deceased, and Mrs. Malvina H. Yerger. His health from early manhood had been very delicate and precarious and at each one of numerous severe attacks to which he had been subjected. His family have trembled for his fate. He was afflicted with that constitution-sapping disease -- chronic diarrhea, commingled with terrible acute attacks of chronic gastritis, intensified at times with mortal agony, and his immediate dissolution was the consequence of an attack of this latter character. He was conscious of his approaching death, and died with the quiet bravery of a naturally courageous heart, and with Christian fortitude. In the latter years of his life Mr. Yerger was engaged in business in Bolivar county, and had just received a few days before his dissolution the appointment of Deputy Sheriff from his warm personal friend and relative, Mr. George Scott, the recently elected Sheriff of Bolivar county. Shall Yerger made friends, and warm ones, wherever he lived. He received in his last moments the same great attention which friends and kinsmen in Bolivar county had so profusely shed over all the years of his invalid existence in that locality.


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  • Maintained by: Linda Thompson
  • Originally Created by: Tom White
  • Added: 8 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118407531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shall Yerger (25 May 1853–22 Jan 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118407531, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Linda Thompson (contributor 47749170) .