Howard County, Missouri Yanceys
Transcriptions of Yanceys from the commemorative issue of the Armstrong Missouri Herald published in June, 1896,
C. S. [Charles Squire] YANCEY, farmer and stock dealer, was born in Howard county September 8, 1830. He was born on the old Yancey homestead, one mile and a half north-west of Armstrong, and was son of the late LEIGHTON YANCEY. Mr. Yancey has during his life been engaged in farming, stock raising and stock trading, and has been one of the most extensive and successful dealers in the county. For many years he has bought and sold large herds of cattle and hogs, and has always had a big lot of cattle and hogs fattening on his farm all seasons of the year. C. S. Yancey has in all probability bought and sold more cattle than any man in Howard county. He owns a fine farm of 860 acres just north of town, some of his land adjoining the corporate limits of the town. He owns a magnificent country home one mile north of Armstrong. You can go over all Missouri and you will find but few country homes that equals this one for beauty of surroundings. A cut of Mr. Yancey's home can be seen in this volume. He is a stock-holder in the Farmers bank of Armstrong. He was married August 11th, 1857 to Miss ROZZIE YANCEY. They now have a most interesting family of nine children, 5 boys and 4 girls. Mr. Yancey has ever taken great interest in educational affairs, having sent his children to the public school and to the best colleges in the state. Mr. Yancey has been one of the leading members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for many years. C. S. Yancey ranks at the top among Howard county's best citizens.
STEPHEN B. YANCEY was born on a farm one mile north of Armstrong August 17, 1846. He is the oldest son of C. S. YANCEY. He was educated at the Roanoke Public School and the Missouri State University. After leaving school he farmed for a year or so, and in the fall of 1889 he and his brother, L. B. YANCEY, and the PHELPS boys, of Roanoke, built a brick store west of the Farmers' Bank in this place, and opened up a dry goods and furniture store. There they have carried on a successful business. Not having room sufficient Mr. Yancey, the subject of this sketch, built another large two-story brick store on the opposite side of the street and removed the dry goods department of the business to that building. Three years later Yancey Bros. bought out the interest of Phelps Bros., and from that time up till May 15, 1896, run the business. On May 15 they sold their stock of goods and store building to IRVIN & FINDLEY, of Illinois. Mr. Yancey has been one of Armstrong's most progressive merchants, always taking the lead in public enterprises. He is an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian church and a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge, and is a good worker in that order. He is yet classed as one of the handsome bachelors of the town.
DR. R. S. [Robert Sherod] YANCEY is a son of C. S. YANCEY and was born one mile north of Armstrong July 21, 1873. He was educated at the Armstrong Public School and at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo. He has been a student of the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, Mo., for two years and will graduate from that school next March. Mr. Yancey is a close student, and is studying his profession with great diligence. He has spent two vacations with Dr. Yancey, Chief Surgeon of the M. K. & T. Hospital at Sedalia, and there gained much practical knowledge and experience that will be of untold value to him when he leaves school and enters upon the practice of his profession. Dr. Yancey is a model young man, has no bad habits, and there is certainly a bright future for him.
[Another son of C. S. Yancey - was Leighton B Yancey - his son Charles Corbin Yancey lived in Sioux City, Iowa.]