Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Mrs. Nancy E. Yawman

Nancy E. Yawman, one of my maternal great-grandmothers, died on July 14, 1919. Her obituary provided information about her religious affiliation, something I did not know. I found it interesting that they printed information on when her body was shipped from the place of death (Miami, Oklahoma) to the burial location (Parsons, Kansas) and that her son accompanied the body.


Mrs. Nancy E. Yawman, who died at the home of her son John Yawman Tuesday, was buried in Parsons, Wednesday afternoon. The body was shipped Tuesday. John Yawman accompanied the body to Parsons.

Mrs. Yawman has been a member of the Baptist church here and is well known. Her 73d birthday was celebrated at the home about four weeks ago.”

[Source: "Mrs. Nancy Yawman Buried in Parsons," Miami District Daily News, 16 Jul 1919, p. 1, col. 5; digital images, GenealogyBank ( : accessed 14 Oct 2012).]

© 2012 Denise Spurlock


  1. The idea of shipping the body does give it that FedEx flair. Seriously, getting two pieces of new information makes that GeneBank membership worth it.

    1. Wendy - I love newspaper research! My GenBank subscription has been invaluable. The society columns in old newspapers are chock-full of great little bits of information - kind of like the Facebook of times past.