Saturday, September 14, 2013

Roscoe Charles Yates

Roscoe Charles Yates was the son of Etha Inda and Benjamin Yates. He was born on March 6, 1887 in Pope County, Illinois. In the 1900 Census he is found living with his family in Eddyville.

On December 10, 1907 he married Margaret A. Williams (?) in Pope County, Illinois. ( Note:  Not sure with her last name. This date taken from a Census Record. )

Their children were as follows:

Reba E born 1910

Estelle born 1911

Charles Glenn born 1914 died 1971

Kenneth born 1916

Ralph E born 1925

Census records show the family living in Pope County.

1910 - Alexander

Yates, Roscoe - age 23, married 2 years, educated, rented land to farm
           Maggie - age 22, married 2 years, mother of one child, living, educated
           Reba - daughter, age 1,
           Ethal* -  mother, 64 years old, widowed, she could read
( interesting note: they lived next door to Sarah Della and James Jacobs)

* difficult to read, assuming it is Etha Inda

1920 - Monroe ( just adding new information)

Yates, Roscoe
           Reba, daughter, age 10, attending school
           Estelle, daughter,  age 9, attending school
           Charlie, son, age 5, not attending school
           Kenith, son, age 4, not attending school
           Etha, mother, widowed, age 76

1930 - Golconda

Yates, Roscoe
           Estella, daughter, 18, attended school
           Glen C., son, 15, attended school
           Kenneth R, son, 14, attended school
           Ralph, son, 5, not attending school
Jacobs, Della, sister, age 50, divorced,
*Yew, Betty, great-uncle, female, age 10, born Indiana, attending school

* it reads great uncle -- meaning that Roscoe was Betty's great uncle;

I also found the following:

1917-18 WWI Draft Registration Card

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card

Roscoe died in April 1963. He was buried in Old Home Cemetery, Eddyville, Pope County, Illinois.

Margaret ( according to her gravestone) was born in 1888 and died in 1946. She is buried beside her husband.

Resources: delayed birth certificate, census records, headstone, draft registration cards

Questions/ More Research

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