Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Andrew Yawman 1891

This week I am posting the obituary for my 2nd great-grandfather, Andrew Yawman, who died on Christmas Eve 1891. I was surprised that his obituary was so much shorter than that published for his wife, Catherine (Sitterly) Yawman who died in August 1889; her obituary can be found here.

Source: "Mortuary," Dallas Morning News, 26 Dec 1891, p. 4, col. 3; digital images, GenealogyBank ( : accessed 4 Feb 2011). 
“Andrew Yawman.
Denison, Tex., Dec. 24.--Andrew Yawman, aged 85, died this evening. Mr. Yawman has grown great-grandchildren living in Denison.”

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

1 comment:

  1. That is indeed short. Do you think the holiday had something to do with the near absence of any content?