Shelby  County,  Indiana

John  E.  Yarling

          Dr. John E. Yarling,  a rising yung physician of Peru who deserves mention in this biographical work, was born at Shelbyville, Indiana, December 25, 1868, a son of  George and  Mary E. (Pickett) Yarling,  and he was ten years of age when he lost his father by death.  His mother passed away in 1886.  The Yarlings were of German ancestry.
          Dr. Yarling was educated at the Danville (Indiana) Normal School, and from 1888 to 1894 was engaged in the occupation of teaching.  During the last four years of his pedagogical career he was principal of the graded school at Cynthiana, Indiana.  In the meantime he pursued the study of medicine, and he at length graduated at the Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati, April 19, 1897.  The native talent which this young physician evinces insures him a rise in his chosen profession.
          In politics he is a Democrat, in fraternal relations a Freemason, and in religion he is a member of the First Baptist church of Peru.
          Dr. Yarling is one of six surviving members of his father's family.  His brother,  William,  is an attorney at Shelbyville, this state;  Burnett  is a merchant of that place;  Mary  is the wife of  Dr. Joseph Bowlby,  also of Shelbyville;  Zora  is the wife of  Walter Hungerford,  a farmer of Shelby county; and  Emma,  who is now wife of  Otto Billman,  a farmer near Shelbyville.
Biographical and genealogical history of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton counties, Indiana, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1898, page 337-8,  F.A. Battey & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1883
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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