Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thomas J. Yandell, Marion Business 1894

Thomas J. Yandell, Jr., one of the best known men in the county in 1894.  He was born in Crittenden County
in 1859 and was reared on the family farm. 

He was the son of Mr. John A. Yandell, one of the pioneer citizens of the county.

At the age of twenty he left the farm and began teaching in the public schools.  In 1890 he was in the merchantile business.

In 1892 he accepted the position of assistant cashier in the Marion Bank, (Marion's first bank).

On Jan. 19, 1887 he married Miss Katie Franklin.  They had two daughters, Katherine and Mable.

Thomas J. Yandell, Jr. died Sept. 8, 1934 and is buried at the Mapleview Cemetery, his wife Kate Franklin Yandell, died Oct. 17, 1934.

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