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Friday, December 11, 2015


photo taken in Salmon, Lemhi county, Idaho
circa 1900

UPDATE - Joe Yearian has been claimed by a relative and is going home. This photo was located in one of the many antique shops in the Madison-Baukville area of upstate New York.

The subject appears to be around age 20 and the photo was probably taken around the turn of the century, so estimating a birth year of around 1880.

Census Records at that time find a young man of this name living in Lemhi county with his parents.

1900 Federal Census, Idaho, Lemhi County, Junction precinct
YEARIAN, Henry W., head, Aug. 1852, 47, born in Illinois to Penn and NY parents, stage driver
YEARIAN, Mary F., wife, Oct 1855, 44, born in Illinois to Illinois parents
YEARIAN, George W., son, Sept 1877, 22, born in Illinois, day laborer
YEARIAN, Joseph H., son, Feb 1879, 21,  born in Illinois, day laborer
YEARIAN, Lilly W., daughter, Sept 1885, 16, born in Illinois,
YEARIAN, Theo D., daughter, Apr 1887, 13, born in Idaho
(Note - Census taker was Gilbert Finch YEARIAN.)

1910 Census, same location
YEARIAN, Henry W., head, 55, laborer, odd jobs
YEARIAN, Mary F., wife, 53
YEARIAN, Joseph H., son, 30, wagon driver for odd jobs

On his WWI draft registration (dated Sept 1918) he gives his occupation as "unemployed miner" and his full name as Joseph Harlan Yearian. has a record for Joseph H. Yearian, complete with obituary and photograph from later in his life. I present that here for comparison. (I do not possess that photo, only the one shown at the top of this post.) Find-a-Grave memorial states that his parents were Henry Wells Yearian (1852-1924) and Mary Frances Weir-Yearian (1855-1924). Siblings are Nora, George, Lillie and Theodocia.

Obit remarks that Joe never married, but was a friend to all in the community.

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