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Tampico Tornado, Thursday, October 20, 1921

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Tampico relatives received the sad news of the death of Mr. Williard [sic] Yarde which occurred at about noon Tuesday. October 18th. No particulars had been received up to this writing only the message that he died suddenly at his home near Polo. Mr. Yarde had many friends in this vicinity who will be greatly shocked by his sudden passing.

TAMPICO TORNADO
October 27, 1921
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LAID TO REST WITH MILITARY HONORS

Willard J. Yarde Buried Last Thursday with Impressive American Legion Service.

The funeral services of the late Willard J. Yarde were held Thursday at noon at 2:30 o'clock at the M. E. church under the direction of Rev. George Gable, pastor. Promptly at the appointed time the detachment of American Legion men formed at their hall and with their colors in the lead, marched to the undertaker's parlors where they formed in double column and the  pall bearers, Orville Meredith, Ralph Stickel, Wm. McCormick, Walter Anderson, Dean Sippel and M. E. Howland placed the flag draped casket of their comrade in the hearse. The line of march to the Methodist church was taken, with the legion banner and Old Glory borne by Harold Glassburn and Elmer Pierson with the color guard, Charles and James Darby leading the uniformed firing squad and members of the Legion.

Arriving at the church the color bearers took station one on either side of the door and the casket was borne into the church between two lines of men standing at salute. Rev.Gable preached beautiful sermon, taking for his text,  "If a man die, shall he live again" and appropriate hymns were sung by Mesdames Jennie Maxwell and Hattie Russel with Mrs. Addie Winchell accompanist.

The procession then wended its way to the Tampico Cemetery where the American legion a\had charge of the interment which was made with the impressive ceremonies of the American Legion burial ritual. Chaplain Tracy A. Pierce reading the service. As this ended the firing squad, Carl Von Holton, Harry Rice, Don Winans, Edward Bingenheimer, Chris Kirst, Arthur McKenzie, Otto Swinke and Guy Elmendorf, under the command of V. L. Glassburn fired three volleys over the grave, following which the mellow notes of a bugle sounded "Taps," thus closing a very impressive ceremony.

Willard J. Yarde was born in Galesburg September 27, 1886 and died on October 18, 1921. He came with his parents to Whiteside County in 1904 and has lived most of the time since in the vicinity of Tampico.

July 3rd, 1917 he enlisted in the service of the Untied States and received an honorable discharge there from in January, 1918 at  Houston, Texas. He came home fro the army and took up his trade as blacksmith and followed that occupation until his death at his home at Haldane, Illinois.

He was united in marriage November 25, 1918 to Miss Lora Donagh of Earlville and two sons  were born to this union, Willard Donagh and Frank William. He leaves to mourn his passing, his family, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Yarde of this place, seven brothers, Frank W. of Larimore, N.D., Archie A. of Niagara, N. D. I.   and Harpie of Tampico, and Thomas, Edgar E. and Gifford at home; three sisters, Mrs. Marshall Nealey of Tampico, Mrs. Ralph Knox of Rock Falls and Bertha of Sterling, besides the many friends in the vicinities where he has lived.

Mr. Yarde's death was very sudden, which makes the blow all the harder for the relatives. He had come home at noon from work and had started upstairs, but on reaching the top step, collapsed and life had flown when he was reached by his wife, death having been practically instantaneous from heart failure. The remains were embalmed by the local undertaker and arrangements made for M. H. Parent to bring them here where they reposed at the undertaking parlors until the interment. Messrs Frank and Archie Yarde of North Dakota were able to arrive in time to attend the funeral.

 

YARDE

 

Name: Willard James Yarde
Birth Date: 27 Sep 1886
Birth Place: Galesburg, Illinois
Death Date: 18 Oct 1921
Death Place: Haldane, Ogle, Illinois
Burial Date: 20 Oct 1921
Burial Place: Tampico, Illinois
Cemetery Name: Tampico
Death Age: 35
Occupation: Blacksmith
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Male
Residence: Haldane, Ill
Father Name: John William Yarde
Father Birth Place: Henderson, Illinois
Mother Name: Alice Estella Willstead
Mother Birth Place: Colchester, Illinois
Spouse Name: Laura Lenore Yarde
FHL Film Number: 1570828

1921 - Williamsic] [ Yarde
Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois October 21, 1921,  Friday- pg 12 
 
WILLIAM [sic]  YARDE
Moonshine Causes Death 
 
William [sic] Yarde, of Haldene, Ogle County, is dead as the result of drinking moonshine.  Authorities investigating the sudden death of the man state that heart seizure brought on by the home brew was the cause of his death.  Yarde was 35 years old and and ex-soldier.  He conducted a blacksmith shop in Haldene.
 
October 22, 1921, Saturday, pg 3 
WILLARD  J  YARDE 
Mililtary Rites At Tampico For Willard Yarde
 
The funeral services of the late Willard J. Yarde were held Thursday afternoon art 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church under the direction of Reverend George Gable, pastor.  Promptly at the appointed time the detachment of American Legion men formed at their hall and marched to the undertaker's parlors where they formed in double column and the pall bearers, Orville Meredith, Ralph Stickel, Wm. McCormick, Walter Anderson, Dean Sippel and M. E. Howland placed the flag-draped casket of their comrade in the hearse. The line of march to the Methodist church was taken, with the Legion banner and Old Glory borne by Harold Glassburn and Elmer Pierson with the color guard, Charles and James Darby leading the uniformed firing squad and members of the Legion. 
 
Arriving at the church, the color bearers took station one on either side of the door and the casket was borne into the church between two lines of men standing at salute.  Reverend Gable preached a beautiful sermon, taking for his text, "If a man die, shall he live again" and appropriate hymns were sung by Mesdames Jennie Maxwell and Hattie Russell with Mrs. Addie Winchell, accompanist. 
The procession then wended its way to the Tampico cemetery, where the American Legion had charge of the interment which was made with the impressive ceremonies of the American Legion burial ritual, Chaplain Tracy A. Pierce reading the service.  As this ended, the firing squad, Carl Von Holton, Harry Rice, Don Winans, Edward Bingenheimer, Chris Kirst, Arthur McKenzie, Otto Swinke and Guy Elmendorf, under the command of  V. L. Glassburn fired three volleys over the grave, following which the mellow notes of the bugle sounded "taps," thus closing a very impressive ceremony. 
 
Willard J. Yarde was born in Galesburg, September 27, 1886 and died on October 18, 1921.  He came with his parents to Whiteside county in 1904 and has lived most of the time since in the vicinity of Tampico.  July 3, 1917 he enlisted in the service of the United States and received an honorable discharge there from in January, 1918 at Houston, Texas.  He came home from the army and took up his trade as blacksmith and followed that occupation until his death at his home at Haldane, Ill. 
He was united in marriage November 25, 1918 to Miss Lora Douna of Earlesville and two sons have been born to this union, Willard Douna and Frank William.  He leaves to mourn his passing, his family, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Yarde of this place, seven brothers, Frank W., of Larimore, N.D., Archie A., of Niagara, N.D., L. N. and Harpie of Tampico and Thomas, Edgar E., and Gifford at home, three sisters, Mrs. Marshall Nealey of Tampico, Mrs. Ralph Knox of Rock Falls and Bertha of Sterling, besides many friends in the vicinities where he had lived. 
 
Mr. Yarde's death was very sudden, which makes the blow all the harder for the relatives.  He had come home at noon from work and had started upstairs, but on reaching the top step, collapsed and life had flown when he was reached by his wife, death having been practically instantaneous from heart failure.

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