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YECKLEY, William M.


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    Gallitzin Weekly Item, 4 Mar 1910, Contributed by Mary Bayliss

YECKLEY Wiliam M. Yeckley, of Dubola, died at his home at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of two years from stomach and liver trouble. His death was hastened by an attack of pneumonia.

W. M. Yeckley was born on a farm in Blair county, near Altoona, April 21, 1861 and when a young man engaged in the meat business at Gallitzin. It was while here that he was married to Miss Charlotte Anstead, of Hastings, Pa., thirty years ago.

From Gallitzin he went to Elyria, O., fifteen years ago, engaging in the hotel business and remaining there several years. He then returned to conduct a hotel at Portage and later engaged in the same business in Patton. Six years ago he went to DuBois and purchased the Central Hotel conducting that place until his death.

The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Yeckley, Gallitzin; his wife and the following children: Mrs. Thomas McKensie, Barnesboro; Mrs. J. L. Johnson, Jersey Shore; Edgar Yeckley, Sharon; Miss Millicent Yeckley, at home; Harold a student at State College, and Miss Pearl at Home.

His older son, Edgar, is quite low with typhoid fever at Sharon and can not be acquainted with the father's death.

The brothers and sisters who survive are: Jacob, John, Charles, Gallitzin; George, Portage; Mrs. Sophie Miller, Pittsburg, and Mrs. William Hancuff, Galllitzin.

The remains were brought to Gallitzin Thursday morning, and taken to the residence of his mother.

The funeral was held this morning after requiem highmass in St. Patrick's church. Interment followed in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Among the DuBois people who accompanied the remains to this place were: Thomas Gaffey, Charles McDonald, William Krach, John Boyle, Thomas Butler, Walter O'Hern, Peter V. Daly and Clarence S. King, Editor of DuBois Journal.

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