Saturday, September 14, 2013

Samuel Yates

Samuel Yates was the son of Etha Inda and Benjamin Franklin Yates. He was born on February 23, 1871 in Pope County, Illinois.

In the 1880 Census he is living with his family in Eddyville, Pope County, Illinois.

On July 28, 1894 he married Cora E. Leverett* in Pope County, Illinois.

Their children were as follows:

Guy born 1895

Gladys born 1896

Tella born 1899

Vida born 1902

Verda born 1905

Allie born 1910

Offa born 1912

According to Census Reports Samuel and his family continued to live in Pope County. His occupation was farmer.

1900 -- Golconda Precinct :

Yates, Samuel   born Feb 1872, age 28, married 5 years, born in Illinois, educated, farmer on a rented farm
          Cora       born July 1876, age 23, married 5 years, mother of 3 children, all living, born Illinois,
                         parents born in North Carolina, not educated
          Guy         son, born July 1895, age 4, born Illinois
          Gladys     daughter, born Nov 1896, age 3, Illinois
          Tella        daughter, born March 1899, age 1, Illinois

1910 -- Polk ( just adding new things)

Yates, Samuel   --- he owned the land he farmed
          Cora --- mother of 6 children, all living, this states she was educated
          Guy --- son, farmer labor, educated
          Gladys -- daughter, educated
          Tella -- daughter, educated
          Vida -- daughter, 8 years old, some education
          Verda -- daughter, 5 years old, no education
           Allie -- daughter, 1 1/2 years old, 


1920 -- Polk

Yates, Samuel
          Verda, daughter, 15 years old, educated,
          Allie, daughter, 10 years old,educated
          Offa, son, 8 years old, attended school
Buckner, Fay -- granddaughter, 4 years old
              J.C. -- grandson, 1 1/2 years old
              Tella - daughter, 20 years old, married, educated

He died on March 25, 1926 in Pope County and is buried beside his wife in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pope County, Illinois.

* Cora E Leverett was born on July 4, 1877 and died on July 24, 1946 according to her gravestone. My aunt noted that family lore says that "Corie" was of mixed nationalities.

Resources: Census, Illinois Death Database, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Gravestone

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