A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Saturday, October 25, 1924
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FUNERAL  SERVICES
SUNDAY  AFTERNOON
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County Mourns Death Of
Hampton B. Yelton Which
Occurred Friday Afternoon.
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          Funeral services for  Hampton B. Yelton, widely konwn Shelby county farmer, who died at 3:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home in Hendricks township, eight miles southwest of this city, will be held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Second Mt. Pleasant church with the Rev. Clyde Rusk and the Rev. J. S. Riser, officiating.  Burial will be made at the church cemetery, in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
          Mr. Yelton had been in failing health during the past three months and his death was caused from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Thursday.  Having spent the greater part of his lifetime in Shelby county, he had hundreds of friends thruout the community who receive with deepest sorrow and regret the announcement of his death.
          He was a son of the late  John H. and  Mary M. Yelton  and was born in Campbell county, Kentucky, June 24, 1851, being at the time of death 74 years and 4 months old.  While yet a child, he moved, with his parents, to Johnson county, Indiana, where he grew to manhood.  On Oct. 7, 1874, he was united in marriage with  Miss Nancy Thurston  and for a short time, they resided with his parents in Johnson county, later coming to this community where he had since resided.
          To this union, two children,  Ernest Yelton  and  Mrs. Squire Parker,  were born.  Mrs. Yelton passed away on April 13, 1897, and on Nov. 23, 1898, he was united in a second marriage with  Miss Eva Babb.  To this union one son,  Lowell,  was born.
          He was a member of the K. of P. lodge at Needham, Ind., and was also affiliated with the Second Mt. Pleasant church.  During his long residence in Shelby county, he had held a prominent place in public and agricultural affairs and was one of the staunch citizens of the community.  His death removes a man of strong characteristics and brings to an end a career which was marked by success.
          Besides the widow, Mrs. Eva Yelton and three children, he leaves one sister,  Mrs. John Clark,  of Franklin. Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Tuesday, August 15, 1922
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MRS.  YELTON  DIED
AT  HOME  OF  DAUGHTER
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Aged Resdient of Moral
Township Was Victim
of Paralysis.
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          Mrs. Mary Yelton,  89 years old, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. George Gray,  north of Fairland this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from paralysis, of which she had suffered for more than three weeks.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Yelton was perhaps one of the best known women in Moral township and her death comes as a great shock to her hundreds of friends thruout Shelby county, where she had spent practically her entire life.  She was a devoted member of the Second Mt. Pleasant church and always took an interest in all church activities whenever her health permitted her.  Being a woman of admirable character she made friends wherever she went and her death is indeed a loss to the community in which she resided.
          Her husband preceded her 25 year ago.
          She is survived by one son,  Hampton Yelton,  of this county, and two daughters, Mrs. Gray, at whose home she died and  Mrs. Clara Clark  of Franklin.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, February 13, 1906
Page 1
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ERNEST  YELTON  DEAD.
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(From Saturday's Daily.)
            Ernest J. Yelton  died at his home in Hendricks township at 8 o'clock a.m. today.  He was ill only one day.  The cause of his death was brain trouble.  He leaves his wife and his father, Mampton Yelton.  The deceased was a member of the Second Pleasant Baptist church, also a member of Needham lodge No. 450  K. of  P.  He was well known and had many friends who mourn his death.  Funeral services will be held at the Second Mt. Pleasant church at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, conducted by the pastor of that church.  The K. of  P. lodge will have charge of the burial ceremonies.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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