Koenig found this census record, 2004.
37 of the census: Yankie, William J., 28
years old, male, white, Laborer, born in Virginia
and Compiled by Gerald W. Yankie
Was that death so tragic that Jay Trimble Yankie blocked it from his memory, was ashamed to tell about it, was that death part of a larger tragedy involving his father and/or mother. We know Jay Trimble's father died in an accident when Jay T. was a youngster (actual age not known) and Jay T. was injured in the accident that killed his father.
We have not found the bottom of this story, Jo Koenig suggested that a tragic story about a young father's death might be in a local paper archive, yet to be studied. What is puzzling to me, is that a 17 year old boy would not say anything to his future children about his little brother's death nor his mother's death. He did talk about the death of his brother, Mark (Marquis De Lafayette), and his father, W. J. Yankie. When such things happen, I suspect something very terrible happened and Jay Trimble hid the event from his family, taking the truth to his grave. A sad thing, for sure.
John M. Yankie, second son of Jonathan and Sarah Armstrong Yankie, was born September 26, 1836 and died in the Civil War at St. Louis, MO, May 19, 1862, buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Your information is correct."
of Carrie Idona Evans Yankie
Carrie Idona Evans, youngest daughter of Daniel and Isabelle Evans, was born near Dewey, Ill., July 10, 1874, and grew to womanhood in that vicinity. She was united in marriage with John* T. Yankie of Rantoul, Illinois, and to that union were born eight children, all of whom are living: Mrs. Frances Prather, Wheeler; Mrs. Ruth Anderson, Flint; Miss Alice Yankie, Detroit; Mrs. Evelyn Schurr, Mrs. Ethel Alward, Charles Ashton Yankie, Breckenridge; Edgar Daniel Yankie and Miss Esther Yankie, at home.
In March 1915, the family moved to Michigan, and have lived near Breckenridge since that time.
She was a Christian early in life and a church member while living in Illinois. Shortly after coming to Michigan she became a valued member of the Breckenridge Methodist Episcopal Church.
Living a useful, happy life, she will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors, whose love was expressed in a large array of beautiful floral pieces.
Besides her husband and children she also leaves 14 grandchildren and four brothers to mourn their loss.
Mrs. Lena Giles and Mrs. Fred McLean sang in their sympathetic way, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," and "There is No Night There," accompanied by Mrs. Edna Sexton.
After the memorial service, conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. E. Chamberlain, she was laid to rest in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Those besides the children who came from out of town were: Mrs. Minnie Evans, Mrs. Hazel Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Williams, all of Rantoul; Mr. and Mrs. Max Drennan and daughter, Ruth, of Etna, Illinois, and Mrs. Minnie Shaver of Detroit. These friends are remaining for a few days together with the family on Friday, the occasion being a birthday for Miss Alice Yankie.
Note: Not in the above newspaper article. Supplied by Gerald