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YOEMAN, Diana Elizabeth
The announcement of the death of Mrs. Bert YOEMAN Tuesday morning, caused a great deal of surprise as well as sorrow in Eagle, for very few of the friends of the family here even knew that she was sick. Mrs. YOEMAN had been sick for the past six weeks at the home on Salt creek, but not bedfast until about ten days ago. For the past few days only had her condition become serious. Mr. YOEMAN had been alone with his wife during her illness, and she was in a dying condition Monday evening, when some friends happened in. Her death occurred Monday night shortly before midnight.
Diana Elizabeth YOEMAN was from in Belfast, Maine, June 6 1858. She moved to Colorado in 1878, settling at Silver Cliff, Custer county. She was living in Leadville during the mining excitement of 1879, and later went to Denver where she lived until 1893. In that year she moved to Fulford then a promising mining camp, and had been a resident of this county in the vicinity of Eagle ever since. On March 4, 1897, she was united in marriage to Burton B. YOEMAN, at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Of recent years she and her husband have lived on their homestead on Salt creek, near Eagle, where she died.
The funeral services were held Wednesday morning, the remains being laid to rest in the cemetery in Eagle.[30 May 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
George "Doc" YOST passed away at his home in Dotsero Friday night following a stroke. Doc was one of the early settlers in the county, having lived at Dotsero for nearly fifty years. He came into the country before did the railroad. He leaves to mourn his passing, a daughter, Doris, By an early marriage, and three grandchildren; his widow, Frances, and a son, George, and a number of nephews and nieces. He was laid to rest in Cedar Hill cemetery, following the services at the Lutheran church. The sympathy of the community goes out to the two families, and two more old times are added to the roll of memories. (29 Jan 1943, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p. 8)Return to Top
With the death of Nels YOST at his home in Dotsero on March 8, Eagle county lost another of its earliest settlers and pioneers, another of the hardly men who helped carve from what was once called a mountainous waste, a modern empire.
Born in Quincy, Ill., December 13, 1853, John Nelson YOST came to Colorado in 1877, when 24 years of age. He went into the mining caps soon after coming to the state, and at Leadville he was married to Lilly COOK, in October, 1888. He came to Eagle county ahead of the railroad, and for a number of years drove stage and a freighting outfit between Leadville and Glenwood Springs. With advent of the railroad into this section, he located on the land he owned and lived on at the time of his death, at Dotsero. here his six children were born, all of whom are now living. His wife died thirty three years ago, while the children were yet mere babies, the eldest being but fifteen at that time.
Deprived of his helpmate and a mother for his children, Nels struggled with the task of rearing the family while providing a living, but never faltered.
Funeral services for this departed pioneer were held from the Methodist church in Eagle, March 10, with Rev. Claude COPLEY delivering the discourse before a congregation which filled the church to overflowing of old friends, neighbors and relatives of the deceased who gathered to pay their last respects sorrowfully to a man whom they all respected most highly. In charge of Mortician Paul ANDRE, the body was laid in its last resting place in Valley View cemetery at Eagle.
Children surviving the deceased are Mrs. W. J. RANDALL, Eagle; Mrs. E. H. BAER, Riland; Mrs. Lulu McCLEMENT, Dotsero; Earl YOST, Dotsero; Mrs. Earl TRUMP, Minturn; Mrs. Leona ROSS, Eagle. There were 25 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and on brother, George YOST, also of Dotsero.
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