Eli Yarian

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Eli Yarian

  • Birth 25 May 1839 Portage County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1895 Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 19137246

Eli was the son of of Jacob Yarian and Elizabeth Switzer.
He married on September 22, 1866, Elkhart County, Indiana, to Lovina Viola Berlin.
Eli served in the Civil War in Battery D, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery.
Eli is listed as farmer with 4 children at home in the 1880 census of Union Township, Elkhart County, Indiana. His brother Jonathan and family listed in the next residence.
He met instant death when struck on the head by a limb of a falling tree.
Note error on stone - Eli died in 1895, not 1894.

Goshen Daily News Jan 28 1895, pg 1:
KILLED BY A FALLING TREE.
Tragic Death of Eli Yarian, a Farmer Residing in Locke.
Meagre particulars of the tragic death of Eli Yarian near Locke were received here shortly after noon. Mr. Yarian resided in the edge of the hamlet of Locke, and while cutting wood a tree fell upon him and inflicted injuries that caused death.
The deceased was about 50 years old and leaves a wife and several children. He was an uncle of Frank Yarian, of The News office.

Goshen Daily News Jan 29 1895,pg 1:
Mr. Yarian's Death.
Further details of the tragic death of Eli Yarian, which took place on the John Stauffer farm two miles east of Locke, have been received by The News. He and a man named Sawyer were engaged in felling a dead tree. It started to fall in the wrong direction, "breaking across the stump." Mr. Yarian warned Sawyer in a loud voice to watch out and took refuge himself behind a large red oak tree. This tree proved to be a death trap. Evidently, the standing red oak caught some of the big limbs of the falling tree and breaking off a dead one, the latter fell, striking him squarely on top of the head and crashing the whole of one side of his skull. Death resulted instantly, the man never speaking a word. The funeral will take place at the residence at 10 a.m. Thursday.


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  • Created by: Carl Bennett
  • Added: 29 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19137246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eli Yarian (25 May 1839–28 Jan 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19137246, citing South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Carl Bennett (contributor 46880691) .