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Aaron and Elvira Yarnell,    Burlington

In 1850 Guernsey County, Ohio, David Yarnell is 40, Mary 37, with Aaron 16, Mary A. 14, Jonas 11, Sarah 8, Alex 6, and David 2.

Aaron served as a private in the 135th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting in the spring of 1864, discharged int he summer of 1864,.

In 1885 Clay County Nebraska, Aaron is 50, MaryElvira 42, with Mary 22, Aaron 9, and Roxa 11.

Aaron proved up a quarter in 14, 7S 44W in 1895, and his heirs timber-claimed a quarter in section 10 in 1902. Elvira proved up a homestead in section 18 in 1908. Roscoe cash-claimed a quarter in section 10 in 1908. Aaron B. proved up a quarter in sections 18 and 19 in 1906. May 1898 "Misses Alta Brinkley and Ella Yarnell drove to Goodland Thursday. - Burlington Republican."

1899 Mrs. Yount, of southern Yuma County, wrote in her diary "Jan 31 - Received a new route schedule from P.O. Dept Wash DC. The Hale, Newton carrier to meet the carrier from Burlington here at 12 o'clock noon Mon, Wed, and Fri.

Roscoe Yarnell is the carrier from Burlington. On his first trip on the new set up he brought Everett Harris 1/2 ton of coal. Cost 53 cents per 100#."

December 1903 Goodland Kansas "NEW LANDLORD FOR INGERSOLL HOTEL - A.B. Yarnell of Burlington, Colorado will take possession of the Town Company brick January 1, succeeding James Bainbridge as proprietor of the Ingersoll Hotel. Mr. Yarnell, besides conducting the lodging department upstairs, will also furnish meals."

December 1905

When her estate was settled in 1912, heirs were Elizabeth Yarnell Chandler, Mary J. Marrison, Maggie J. Sparks, Roscoe C. Yarnell, Aaron B. Yarnell, and Ella E. Jesse were heirs.

1912 Burlington "The Elk Hotel has again changed its management, Roscoe Yarnell being the new proprietor. Mr. Yarnell needs no introduction to the people of this vicinity and deserves his share of the patronage"

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1921 Burlington, Colorado's newest hotel, completed in 1920 at a cost of $35,000 has 38 good guest rooms, all with hot and cold water, steam heat and electric lights. Run on American plan) $2.50 and up. R. C. Yarnell, the proprietor, ,is an old Colorado man and a firm believer in the great future of the Burlington country and the state in general."


Elizabeth Ellen YARNELL married 3 Oct 1861 in Ada, Hardin Co OH to Virgineus CHANDLER. Elizabeth died 13 Oct 1920, Burlington, Kit Carson County, Colorado. They had a daughter born 1881 Shelbyville, Illinois. Elizabeth was the daughter of Elvira NEWLAND and Aaron YARNELL. Elvira's parents were Martin NEWLIN (NEWLAND, NEWLON) and Elizabeth CULBERSON who were married in Clinton County, Ohio, 7 Apr 1835.

My grandmother was Ida Chandler Reed, daughter of Virgineus and Elizabeth Chandler. I have a little information and am seeking more which I will be more than glad to share with you. Viirgineus father was Francis Thomas Chandler, b.about 1826 in Kanawaha Cty , Virginia. Francis's father was I believe John ( I haven't proved this without a doubt yet but I'm pretty sure) married to Francis. John was born 1775 and died 1864. Their children were Martha, John S., Francis, Richard H., George P., Andrew Jackson, and Sarah. That's all I know at present but continue to look.


E. E. HARRISON, EARLY RESIDENT HERE, PASSES ON

Services Held Sunday For Homesteader Who Came Here 45 Years Ago "The passing of E.E. Harrison on December 31, removes one of Burlington's most respected and admired citizens, a resident here for 45 years. During his long residence here, Mr. Harrison had made many friends and acquaintances and by his naturally friendly disposition and straightforward character had held these friendships throughout the years.

Elmer Ellsworth Harrison, the son of William Harrison and Ann Page Harrison, was born at Racine, Wisc., Aug. 19, 1863. His father and mother were married at Maisey Hampton, England, Nov. 15, 1853, and sailed from Liverpool bound for the United States in the sailing ship Adriatic on May 10, 1854, arriving at New York on July the 4th. From there they traveled overland to Racine, where the family lived until 1873. In this year they moved to Clay Center, Neb., Where on Feb. 5, 1888, he was married to Mary Josephine Yarnell. They moved to Dundy county, Ne., where he had filed on a timber claim and planted five acres of trees.

For the benefit of better schools Mr. Harrison, with his family, moved to Burlington in the fall of 1897 and purchased the Montezuma Hotel which he operated for several years. During this time he caried the mail on a Star route from Burlington to Goff, the home of J.T. Jones, thence to Lansing the present and at that time the Lee Yount ranch, and from there to Yale, the present home of Sam Schaal Sr., a distance of 45 miles, using horses and a spring wagon or top buggy. In four years he missed only one trip because of snow. He served two terms as president of the school board, and was justice of the peace for ten years.

In 1906 he filed on a homestead four miles south of Burlington which he improved and farmed until he proved up on it, and moved back to Burlington in 1909. During this year, Mr. Harrison and members of his family moved to Gypsum, Kan., where he spent some months, considering it to be beneficial to his health. In the fall, the moved back to Burlington and nto the present home, where he resided since.

Mr. Harrison was a man of splendid character, honest and true and admired and respected by all who knew him. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on the evening of Dec. 31, 1941, aged 79 years, 4 months, and 12 days. Mr. Harrison leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, Mary, three daughters, Ella O'Brien of Denver, Ethel Harrison of Burlington and Gertrude Punshon of Boulder; two sons, Ben and Hobart of Burlington; Two grand-daughters, Ethel Geismann of St. Louis, Mo., and Leona Ounshon of San Diego, Calif.; a grandson, Elmer Thomas Punshon of Boulder; one great-grandson, John Philip Geismann of St. Louis; a sister, Elizabeth Hall of Clay Center, Neb., and three brothers, Albert, George, and William of Clay Center and one brother, Q.R. Harrison of Stratton, Neb.

Mr. Harrison was an active member of the Methodist church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Penny mortuary on Jan. 4, 1942, at two o'clock, conducted by Dr. Clark Defandorf, and songs by Mrs. Hobart M. Harrison."

The marriage record for Elmer E. Harrison and Mary Josephine Yarnell is recorded in Book 3 on page 333 in Clay county, Nebraska. Mary Josephine went by the name of Josephine as was age 25 when she married Elmer. Elmer was age 24. The place of Josephine's birth is given as Illinois on the application and license. They were married at the bride's house in the presence of Grant Harrison and Eva J. Hodge. The marriage was performed by E. J. Randall, minister of the Gospel on 5th February 1888.

1947 Burlington friends of Mrs. A.B. Yarnell were saddened to learn of her death last week in a Denver Hospital. Mrs. Yarnell had been a resident of the Burlington community for 42 years. She had been in failing health in recent months and her passing came as no sudden shock to the immediate family, for they knew that the end could not be far away.

Rebecca Katherine Schaal was born in Bessarabia, Russia, Feb. 14, 1883. She was the daughter of George and Caroline Schaal, being one of five children. She resided in Russia until 1905 when in the company of her two brothers she emigrated to America, settling in the Settlement north of Bethune. In 1907 she was united in marriage to A.B. Yarnell. To this union seven daughters and two sons were born. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. She retained this membership until 1938 when she united with the Christian church of Burlington. On Jan 22, 1947, she was taken to Denver where she received medical treatment. She passed away March 13, at the age of 64 years and 28 days.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, A.B. Yarnell of Burlington; her children, Mrs. Edna May Williams and Violet Yarnell, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Clara Ritch of Harrisonville, Mo., Mrs. Mabel Borrer, Mrs. Stella Drake, Harold Yarnell and Irene Yarnell, all of Denver, George Yarnell of Burlington, and Mrs. Shirley Walker of Panama City, Panama; three brothers, John, Jake, and Christ Schaal, all of the state of Washington; one sister, Mrs. Marie Knodel of Bethune; seven grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Hendricks chapel in Burlington, The Rev. Eugene R. Palmer reading the sermon. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

George Aaron Yarnell was born 11 JUN 1916 in Burlington, Kit Carson Co., Colorado, wed Waunita D Bird on 29 OCT 1939 in Colby, Thomas Co., Kansas, and died 15 MAY 1994 in Simla, Elbert Co., Colorado . His father was Aaron Burr Yarnell.

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