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|North Cambria News, 10 Mar 1916, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
|Edwin Yahner Answers Summons|
Edwin Yahner, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Yahner, died at 1:20 o’clock Tuesday morning in the Blair County Hospital at Hollidaysburg. Mr. Yahner was suffering from an attack of the grip and walking typhoid fever and on February 24 he was taken to the above institution for treatment. Meningitis developed which caused his death. He was aged 23 years and 4 months.
Mr. Yahner was born in Hastings August 5, 1892 and was one of our best known and popular young men and the news of his death Tuesday morning came as a great shock. At the time of his illness he was special agent for the Scranton Life Insurance company with offices in Johnstown.
There is no language at our command by which we can fittingly portray the sincerity of this man’s Christian character. He was strictly honest in the service he rendered. In short, he was not only a model Christian, but he was an honorable gentleman, in the highest sence (sic) that term implies. To all he always extended a cordial greeting and he commanded the respect of all sects and classes of people. We did not fully appreciate his true worth, until after the tread of life was severed. But since he is gone we awakened to the realization that a good and righteous man has been taken from our midst.
Mr. Yahner is survived by his parents and six brothers and four sisters, as follows: Paul, James, Charles, Gerald, Thomas, Germain, Agnes, Mary, Genevieve and Margaret.
Deceased was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the local branch of the Knights of St. George.
Funeral services will be held in St. Bernard’s Catholic church at 9 o’clock Friday morning when a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated after which interment will be made in the church cemetery.