Samule Elzie Yancey
Taken from "A History of Christian County, Kentucky" By Charles M. Meacham. 1930.
Samuel Elzie Yancey, plant manager and assistant treasurer of the Christian-Todd Telephone Company was born in Todd County, Kentucky, February 21, 1874, a son of Charles T and Jennie Elizabeth Yancey, who came to Christian County during his childhood, and he was brought up on his father's farm in the county. His grandfather, for whom he was names was Elzie Yancey, who's father and mother came direct from Ireland and settled in Yanceyville, Va.
Elzie Yancey was educated in the county schools and in the Ferrell School, and began his business career in 1898, working for the telephone cooperation, of which he is now a trusted executive officer. Mr. Yancey was married to Miss Katie L. Clark, a daughter of George Walter Clark, a member of the pioneer Clark family in this history. They have one child, Miss Lorine Yancey, who is a graduate of Bethel and Lousiville Conservatory.
Mr. Yancey in his youth was a member of the Kentucky State Guards and was frequently called into active service. He has been a great community worker, and has done valuable service through the Woodmen, I O O F and Elks Lodges. He came from a Presbyterian Family, while Mrs. Yancey is affiliated with the Baptist Church. He is a thoroughly efficient and popular official of the company he has served for thirty-two years. In politics he is a staunch Democrat.