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Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 18 May 1900

For many years Matt Yearyon had been one of the characters in and around Darlington, worse to himself than anyone else. His only fault was his love for whisky and his desire to drink it all. All were surprised when word came that he had taken his life, as no one ever suspected that he ever cherished the idea, yet he did and planned it well, and when found was dead. His sister, Mrs. Charles Maguire, took charge of the remains and on Sunday from her home a large concourse of people followed the remains to the Silas Peterson Cemetery, where we can but say rest to his dust. As his life was a tempestuous one, yet as we now say old Matt is dead we realize the fact that when many of us come to die, if the truth could be told, worse people live in Darlington than old Matt.

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 18 May 1900

Last Saturday about 10 o’clock the dead body of Matt Yearyan was found hanging in the barn of Dan Lewis, one mile west of Darlington, he presumably having committed suicide several hours earlier. Coroner Keegan was summoned from this city and went up about noon.  Yearyan was employed at the Lewis place shearing sheep, and was a man about 52 years of age. He was a married man with two children, but his wife had left him some time since and is now living at Frankfort. Yearyan had been drinking for some time and it was probably in a fit of despondency that he committed the act. Yearyan was a poor man and was a resident of Darlington. – thanks to “S” for these obits

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