Sunday, August 15, 2010

Malcolm Yeaman of Henderson, Kentucky

Judge Malcolm Yeaman was a well known attorney in Henderson. When he died in 1927, the following obituary appeared in the Evansville, Indiana Courier and Journal on Sunday, 20 February 1927.

Henderson, Ky. - Judge Malcolm Yeaman, 85, died at his home on Center street this morning at 1 o'clock, following an illness of several months. He practiced law in Henderson for 64 years.

Judge Yeaman was born in Brandenburg, Ky., March 9, 1841. He was admitted to the bar in Henderson in 1863, having studied law under his brother, George Yeaman, of Owensboro, Ky. He has been a member of this bar since that time and for the last 15 years he has been president of the Henderson Bar Association.

He is survived by five children: the Rev. Marion V. Yeaman, Presbyterian minister of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Lila Marshall of Henderson; Dr. Malcolm H. Yeaman of Gulfport, Miss.; Harvey Yeaman of Tennessee and James M. Yeaman of Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at the Central Presbyterian church, of which he has been a lifelong member, at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. J.E. Hixon, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Rutherford E. Douglas, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment will be in the Fernwood cemetery.

Additional information on Malcolm Yeaman can be found in A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians, Vol. 3 by E. Polk Johnson, page 1275. A biographical sketch on Yeaman states he was the son of Stephen Minor and Lucretia (Helm) Yeaman. He married Julia Van Predelles Moore in 1861. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky and was the daughter of Dr. John Rochester and Mary (Van Predelles) Moore. In addition to the children named in the above obituary, also listed as children of Malcolm and Julia Yeaman are Julia, wife of Ernest H. Haughlin, and John Rochester Yeaman.

The 1920 Henderson County census shows the Yeaman family living at 604 Center Street. This home is now part of Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

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