Alden Brown Yoho

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Alden Brown Yoho

Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death 4 Sep 1898 (aged 22)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 16128152 · View Source
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Remains of Corporal Yoho Arrived This Morning
- Funeral at 2 P.M.

The remains of Corporal Alden B. Yoho, of Battery A, arrived in the city this morning at 1:05 o'clock, via the Wabash, and were met by quite a number of relatives and friends. Melvin Sheets accompanied the remains to this city where they were taken in charge of by Undertaker Hinebaugh, of Georgetown. They were taken overland to the home of the parents, Capt. and Mrs. Hiram Yoho, residing northeast of Georgetown.

The funeral services will be in charge of Kyger Post, No. 204, G.A.R. of Georgetown. The services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at McKendree, five miles northeast of Georgetown.

Those at the train to meet the remains were: Jacob Yoho, Thomas Brazelton and Isaac Brazelton, uncles of the deceased; Albert Brown, Charles Brown, Andrew Clifton, Richard Pribble and Evert Underwood, cousins of deceased; also Willis Campbell, Thomas Morgan, John Reid, and Mr. Hubbard.

The deceased was about 23 years old and the youngest son of Capt. and Mrs. Hiram Yoho. He died last Sunday morning at 2 o'clock of typhoid fever in St. Peters' hospital, Brooklyn. He was sick about six weeks but went to Porto (sic) Rico with the rest of the boys, and was afterward sent to the hospital. A brother and sister survive him.

Marcus Yoho, a brother, died at his home in Toledo, Ohio, two years ago last winter. He was a postal clerk in the employ of the Wabash railroad. (Source: Danville Daily News newspaper - Furnished by Nancy Michael)


Alden B. Yoho, youngest son of Captain Hiram and Nancy Yoho, was born in Vermilion county, Dec. 22, 1875. He was converted in 1895 under the ministry of Rev. J. M. Oakwood and united with M.E. church at McKendree. He at once entered on an earnest, active christian life. In 1896 he was elected Sunday school superintendent and held that position until he went away to school, commanding the respect and esteem of all. He was a member of the Epworth League and did efficient work therein.

In the fall of '97 he joined Battery A of Illinois. At the call of President McKinley for soldiers in the interest of suffering humanity, he enlisted with his company with the same earnestness and enthusiasm which was characteristic of his life. He was eager to go to the front and with his company went to Porto Rico (sic) where he contracted typhoid malaria and was transferred to the hospital at Brooklyn, N.Y., under the directions of the Red Cross society, where he died Sunday at 2 a.m., Sept 4th, aged 22 years, 8 months, 12 days.

Wm. M. Sheets, his neighbor, and brother in Christ went to Brooklyn and brought the body to his parents, arriving at the home about 4 o'clock a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7 from which place the funeral procession proceeded at 2 p.m., to McKendree church and cemetery for interment. Kyger Post of Georgetown attended in body, conducting the services at the grave. Two of his comrades of Battery A, Bert Jones and Bert Thomson and their mothers, of Danville, were in attendance. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, J. L. B. Ellis, assisted by Rev. J. M. Oakwood, of Catlin. An unusually large audience of relatives, friends and neighbors were in attendance, less than half the people, I think, being accommodated in the church. The parents and relatives have the deep sympathy of the entire community and the prayers of the christian people. The Epworth League passed resolutions and draped their charter in mourning for thirty days. The young men of his Sunday school class were pall-bearers.

Thus a beautiful life has passed before us, and he who lived it has gone on to the beautiful beyond leaving sad heartaches with father and mother, brother and sister; leaving them also this heritage, the record of a beautiful, with the assurance, it was well with his soul in life, it was well with his soul in death, hence he is now happy with Jesus in glory. May our kind Heavenly Father comfort the hearts of the bereaved and sorrowing ones.
J. L. B. Ellis, Pastor

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alden Brown Yoho (22 Dec 1875–4 Sep 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16128152, citing McKendree Cemetery, Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by 4ThoseILove (contributor 46809122) .