Biography of Reuben Yark
Eden Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





REUBEN YARK, son of Solomon and Catharine (Bower) Yark, was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, January 2, 1837. He remained with his parents till March 3, 1864, at which time he was married to Miss Ellen E. Neville, born in London, England, March 1, 1844, daughter of John F. and Elizabeth (Baker) Neville, natives of London and Barkway, England, and. who emigrated to the United States about 1850, and settled in Philadelphia, where Mrs. Neville died in 1855. Their children were ten in number, Ellen E. being the only surviving. The father was a book binder by trade, and engaged in that occupation in Philadelphia and Buffalo till 1859, when he went to St. Louis where he still resides. He was forced to leave St. Louis in 1861 by the Union Secession riot, and accordingly went to Sedalia, Mo., where he assisted in organizing, and was commissioned Major of the Seventh Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and served till the close of the war when he returned to St. Louis; he is now the father of three children; William, Reuben and. Eliza, by a second wife. Our subject being a carpenter by trade followed this occupation about twelve years after his marriage. In 1876, he engaged in the poultry and country produce business, sold out in 1884, and. turned his attention to farming; be is the father of three children; John N., born July 3, 1865; Emma A., March 17, 1868; and Reuby E., September 29, 1877. Emma A. is deceased; her death occurring August 6, 1870. Mr. Yark is a member of the Knights of Honor, Nevada Lodge, No. 277, and a Democrat politically.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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