Adams County

Cpl. Samuel Robert Yeadon


Prescott News Briefly Told

A family dinner was enjoyed at the Rex Haigler home near Lenox Sunday. In attendance were Mrs. Haigler’s mother, Mrs. Sadie Yeadon, Robert and Dale Yeadon, Vinetta and Vonda, Mr. and Mrs. Ola Lundhigh and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miner.

Pvt. First Class Robert Yeadon left Tuesday for San Diego, Calif., after spending a short furlough with his mother, Mrs. Sadie Yeadon and other relatives and friends.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, September 02, 1943, Page 10

Cpl. Samuel R. Yeadon
Killed At Iwo Jima

Another name is added to the “Killed In Action” section of the Adams County Honor Roll this week when the War Department officially notified Mrs. Sadie Yeadon of Prescott that her son, Cpl. Samuel R. Yeadon, aged 22, had been killed March 2, 1945, in the fighting on Iwo Jima. Cpl. Yeadon was a graduated of the Prescott high school and was more familiarly known to friends as “Bob” Yeadon. He was a member of the Marine Corps. He had been in service approximately three years and had been overseas more than a year. He took part in the Saipan and Marshall Islands campaigns.

Mrs. Yeadon has two other sons in the service, T-5 Max Yeadon with the fifth army, and M. Sgt. Rex Yeadon in the army air forces. Other survivors include two other brothers, Dale of Omaha and Herman, Chicago; and four sisters, Vinette of the home; Vonda, Des Moines; Mrs. Rex Haigler, Lenox; and Mrs. Alfred Lundhigh, Prescott.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, April 05, 1945, Page 1

Prescott News Briefly Told

In letters recently received by Mrs. Sadie Yeadon from her son, M/Sgt. Rex Yeadon, with the 15th Air Force in Italy and T/5 Max Yeadon with the 5th Army in Northern Italy, they tell of meeting at Rex Yeadon’s headquarters and having a three day visit. This was the first time the brothers had seen each other in more than three years, although they had not been very far apart some of the time. It was while they were together that they received a letter from home telling of the death of their brother, Cpl. Robert Yeadon who was killed in action, Mar. 2nd, at Iwo Jima.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, April 26, 1945, Page 8

Adams County News Briefs

The bodies of two Adams County boys who lost their lives in World War II arrived in San Francisco, March 22, aboard the United States Army Transport Walter Schwonk. The bodies are those of Pfc. Russell Elwood Dicks and Corp. Samuel Robert Yeadon. Both are being forwarded to the Kansas City distribution center. Accompanied by appropriate military escort, the bodies will later be returned here for burial. A period of about two weeks is expected to elapse after transport before the remains are started from the distribution center.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, March 25, 1948, Page 1

Prescott News Briefly Told

Business houses were closed last Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:30 so all wishing could attend the services held for Bob Yeadon at the Arnold Funeral Home in Corning. Bob gave his life at Iwo Jima during the war/

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 13, 1948, Page 8



Corp. Samuel Robert Yeadon, youngest son of Samuel A. Yeadon and Sarah Yeadon, was born in Prescott, Iowa, June18, 1921, and passed away from this life March 2, 1945, aged 23 years, eight months and 20 days. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and two sisters.

He graduated from the Prescott school with the class of 1939 and enlisted with the Marines July 6, 1942. He left the U. S. in January 1944. On Mar. 2, 1945 he gave his life for his country on Iwo Jima.

Bob, as he was known to his many friends was a fine specimen of good, upright, young manhood, always kind and thoughtful to everyone, especially elderly people. When war was declared he felt it was his duty to fight for his country. His Grandfather Yeadon was a Civil War veteran, his father was in the Spanish American war, one brother in World War I and two brothers were in the Army in Italy during World War II.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Yeadon; four brothers, Dale of Montrose, Colorado; Herman of Chicago, Ill.; Rex and Max of Prescott, Ia.; also three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Lundhigh, Prescott, Ia.: Vinette Yeadon, Prescott, Ia. and Mrs. Rex Haigler, Lenox, Ia., also five nephews and one niece.

Words fail us when we try to express our admiration for Bob’s courage and valor, and some times we wonder why our finest and best are taken, but we are told –

God’s plans like lilies pure and white unfold,
We must not tear the close shut leaves apart,
Time will reveal the calyxes of God;
And if through patient toil we reach the land where
Tired feet with sandals loosed, may rest.
Where we shall clearly see and understand
I know that we shall say, “God knew the best.”

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 20, 1948, Page 9