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The Remains of George Yemens Interred in Greenlawn

George Yeamens1, an old citizen of Portsmouth, died Saturday last at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Ashton, in Columbus, aged 85 years. His wife died in this city several years ago. Mr. Yeamens was a native of England, and came to this county in 1831, settling immediately in Portsmouth. He was one of our best known citizens for more than half a century. When the infirmities of age overtook him and the death of his faithful wife left him alone in the world, he went to Columbus to make his home with his daughters. These were Mrs. Susan Jones, wife of William Jones, and Mrs. Eliza Ashton, widow of Joseph Ashton, Jr. Mr. Yeamens was for many years a drayman, and was afterwards employed at the Damarin flour mill. He was on the police force for many years, and sexton at Greenlawn cemetery. He was a plain, straightforward Christian gentleman, an Englishman of the old school, a man courageous in his convictions and not to be trifled with, yet true as steel, kind-hearted and pious. He was a life long member of the Methodist church, being an active member of Sixth street congregation up to the time of leaving Portsmouth. He was a member of Scioto Lodge of Odd Fellows. The funeral services took place at Columbus Saturday evening, and the remains were brought to this city Sunday morning and met by numerous friends and Scioto Lodge of Odd Fellows and Canton Orient, and the cortege went immediately to Greenlawn, where the mortal remains of the good old man were placed in the family lot by the wide of his wife.2

  1. George Yemens
  2. Brought Home. (1892, April 16). Portsmouth Times, p. 1.