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
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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