.Among those in this part of the state who have built ip a highly creditable reputation and have distinguished themselves by right and honorable living, is the subject of this brief sketch. His prominence in the aftairs of the community is conceded and his deeds will speak for themselves. .A tried and true old saying is "Actions speak louder than words" and with this thought in mind it can be safely said that the life of the subject of this sketch proclaims to the world what manner of man he is.

Charles Yore, one of the most thorough and painstaking farmers of this section, residing on a rented farm of two hundred and twenty-three acres in Paint township, not far from Bloomingburg, was born on January 26, 1855, at Dover Plains in the state of New York, being a son of Bernard and Charlotte (Thompson) Yore. Bernard was a native of England and both in his native country and after locating in the eastern part of our country he followed agriculture as a vocation. In search of better opportunities than the East afforded, he emigrated westward about sixty years ago, settling in Paint township. His death occurred in 1862 and he lies buried in the old cemetery at Bloomingburg. He was the father of four children, the immediate subject being the third child of the family. Thomas was the eldest, James, the second, and John W., the fourth. When a young boy, the subject attended what is now known as the Willis school, an old educational landmark known in those days as the Larrimer school. Here he acquired such education as the schools of that time afforded, and assisted in the work of the home farm during all of his spare time. Early becoming interested in the work about a farm, he decided upon agriculture as his life vocation and has been a prominent farmer of this section ever since. He possesses energy and executive ability to a marked degree and this, coupled with his honesty and integrity, has placed him amongst the foremost citizens of this ccmimunity. He engages in general farming, paying particular attention to the raising of live stock, which he finds the most lucrative line of his vocation and in which he is markedly successful.

On December 27. 1888, Mr. Yore was united in marriage with Emma Hutson, a daughter of George and Amanda (Varner) Hutson, the former of whom was born in Columbiana county, this state. The latter years of his life were spent in Modoc, Indiana, where his death occurred and where he was buried, while his widow makes her home in Muncie, that state. They were the parents of eight children, Mrs. Yore being the third child of the family. The others are John, Ella, George (deceased), Charles, Maggie, Oscar and Lula. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Yore is without issue and in the kindness of their hearts they have taken a little child to rear. Although not legally adopted, this little child, Viola Coe, is being carefully reared and trained in all that makes for a life of useful womanhood. Both Mr. and Mrs. Yore are earnest members of the Methodist Episcopal church and are prominent in the affairs of that society, being well known to a large circle of friends and highly respected by all who have the pleasure of their acquaintance. Mr. Yore fully appreciates the value of good citizenship and gladly does all within his power to raise still higher the standard of community excellence in every phase.

 

From History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)