Death of Dr. E. H. Yancey [Erastus H Yancey]
Dr. E. H. Yancey, one of the oldest and best known physicians of this city, died at his residence Saturday morning at half past one after and illness which lasted nearly two years.
His death had been expected by the family for several months and it was generally known that he would never be well again.
Dr. Yancey had been a resident of Covington nearly fifty years and had been in active practice for over forty-five years.
He was a prominent member of Jefferson-Lamar Camp, U. C. V., and served four years in the army. He enlisted in Co. B 3rd Georgia regiment in 1861 and was among the bravest men in the regiment.
The funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon, Dr. J. W. Heidt, of Atlanta and Rev. R. C. Cleckler, officiating.
Dr. Yancey born in Mecklenburg county, Virginia, June 6, 1835. At the age of 8 years, he moved to Putnam County, this state where he resided until 1868, when he moved to Madison. He stayed at Madison about twelve months, and in December 1869 he moved to this city, which has since been his home.
It was during the year 1859 [should be 1869] that he graduated at what was known as the Old Reform Medical college at Macon. He had therefore been in active practice of his profession up to two years ago when he took to his bed, for over forty years. He was the oldest, practicing physician in the county, and was very successful in all his cases.
In 1861, Dr. Yancey enlisted in the regular army, Co. B. 3rd Ga. Regiment and was with the company continuously until the cessation of hostilities at Appomattox in 1865.
Dr. Yancey was married in this county in February 1866 to Miss Elizabeth Ellington. She still survives him. To this happy union, five sons and one daughter are living; Dr. W. B. Yancey and C. E. Yancey, of this city; Jno L. Yancey of Milledgeville; L.P. Yancey of Columbus; and Mrs. Rufus Pritchett, of Milledgeville.
Info Received Courtesy of:
DR. E.H. YANCEY,
JUNE 7, 1836,
JULY 1, 1906.
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