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Wayne County News
January 22, 1925


Youngie B. Salmons, 38 years old, prominent educational and political leader of Wayne County, died in the Kessler-Hatfield hospital, Huntington, Saturday morning at 2:10 o'clock, of an illness caused by a tumor on the brain. It is believed that his illness was the result of overwork.

Until he became ill, Mr. Salmons was teaching school at Missouri Branch, his home. He was well known in school circles in Wayne county and had also taken active part in the political life of this county. He was a native of Wayne county, and had spent the greater part of his life here. He was the Republican nominee for House of Delegates in the Wayne County election held last November.

He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, at Crum Lodge No. 140, A. F. & A. M., and was also an active member of the Baptist church. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows' lodge.

Mr. Salmons was a member of one of Wayne county's oldest families.

The funeral services were conducted at Missouri Branch Monday under the direction of members of the Masonic fraternity. The services were in the care of Rev. H. Maynard, pastor of the Missouri Branch Baptist church. Interment was made in the family cemetery there.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Y. B. Salmons; two sons, Gorman and Bernard Salmons; his mother, Mrs. Bennett Salmons; three brothers and two sisters. His wife was before marriage Miss Brookie Perry, daughter of the late L. F. Perry.

Transcription by June White

Wayne County News