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plumber; Ida May, Mary B., J. Webster, and Ralph Lloyd.
DR. BENJAMIN YEAGLEY, deceased, was a prominent physician, a shrewd and enterprising business man and a highly respected citizen of Johnstown, this county.
Not only was he prominent and respected as a physician, but a man in whom was reposed the confidence of the people as an enterprising and far-seeing business man. Prior to May 31, 1889, he was secretary of the Johnstown Passenger Railway company. At the time of his death he was treasurer and vice-president of the same line.
He was active in the organization of the Johnstown Electric Light company, organized in July, 1885, and was one of its first directors, and in 1887 was elected president of the company to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Herman Baumer, who had been appointed postmaster. On February 13, 1889, he was elected a trustee of the Johnstown Savings bank to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Philip E. Chapin. When the Citizens' National bank was organized in 1890, Dr. Yeagley was elected one of the directors, and, upon the death of Col. Linton, who was vice-president of the bank, the doctor was chosen to fill the vacancy, and, upon the resignation of Mr. A. J. Haws, he was elected to fill the vacancy, a position he held at the time of his death, and was one of the fifty incorporators of the Grand View Cemetery association, organized January 27, 1885.
Politically he was a democrat, and believed it the duty of every good citizen to take an interest in the cause of good government, local, State or National. Prior to the incorporation of the city he served as a member of the borough council, and, upon the organization of the city, was chosen a select councilman from the Third ward, and served as president of that body until 1892.
Doctor Yeagley and Jennie C., daughter of Judge John Flanagan, were united in marriage, and their marriage was blessed in the birth of two sons: Harry and George.