Catherine Jane “Kate” <I>Yocam</I> Turpin

Catherine Jane “Kate” Yocam Turpin

Bean Lake Station, Platte County, Missouri, USA
Death 14 Jul 1948 (aged 80)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Plot Sec B, Lot 220, Grave 4
Memorial ID 65326576 · View Source
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Catherine Jane "Kate" YOCAM Turpin was the daughter of George Washington Yocam and Susan JANE Funderburk and was born on the farm which had been her grandfather Yocam's quarter section northwest of Bean Lake in Marshall Township, Platte County, MO. She was the fourth of 11 children and, additionally, had four half-siblings. Although her name is spelled Katherine on her tombstone, family records - including the Yocam/Funderburk family Bible - spelled it with a C - Catherine. Probably because she was called "Kate" for most of her life, the K was informally transferred to Katherine.

Kate was married to Napoleon B. "Tone" Turpin on March 16, 1892 in East Atchison. She had two sons - Granville Eugene, born 1895, and Sanford L., born 1898. Just before 1900 Kate and family acquired a quarter section in Rush Township, Buchanan County - southwest of the Sugar Creek community and moved there. Kate loved to cook and was a hard-working member of the Sugar Creek Ladies Aid Association, as well as the Sugar Creek Church.

Just after Christmas in 1937, Kate broke a hip when she slipped on straw that had been scattered for traction on ice. She was hospitalized in St. Joseph at the time of her husband Tone's death on January 3, 1938. She subsequently lived for awhile with her sister Maude in Kansas City and with her son Granville Turpin and family east of Sugar Creek and eventually relocated to South St. Joseph, where she died in 1948. She is buried in Sugar Creek Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Bob Turpin
  • Added: 7 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65326576
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Jane “Kate” Yocam Turpin (14 Nov 1867–14 Jul 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65326576, citing Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bob Turpin (contributor 47219541) .