Obituaries for James Haddock Yates (1838-1917)
Clarksville Banner Sentinel (Clarksville, Pike Co., MO) 14 Nov. 1917, p. 1
"JAMES H. YATES
"The subject of this sketch was born October 20, 1838, in Shelby County, Ky., and fell asleep Sunday, November 4, and in consequence was 79 years of age.
"Mr. YATES resided in this city with his daughter, Mrs. Lucretia DRYDEN, for the past few years until July when he was taken to the home of another daughter, Mrs. Sam COX, of Louisiana, where he passed away.
"He was twice married, the first time to Miss FREEMAN, and a son and daughter of this union are Tom Yates of Winfield, and Mrs. Joe DIXON, of Foley.
"He was again married to Miss Emily [sic] Straube, of Middletown, in 1865, and six children survive as follows -- Mrs. Lou SITTON, of Winfield, Otto YATES, of Middletown, Mrs. W.W. DAWKINS, of Bucklin, Kansas, Mrs. Lucretia DRYDEN, of this city, Mrs. Sam COX, of Louisiana, and Arthur YATES, of Reugg.
"He was also survived by three brothers, B.F. YATES, of Louisiana, E.N. YATES, of this city, and Charles YATES, of Belleflower, two sisters, Mrs. Bettie PARKER, of California, Mrs. Joe HUDSON, of Okla.
"Mr. YATES was a faithful consistent member of the Baptist church, a kind and indulgent father and husband, and was respected by all who knew him. He was afflicted for months and the end found him in readiness.
"The remains were conveyed to Winfield Monday of last week and interred on the family lot. A profusion of flowers covered the mound showing the thoughtfulness of loved ones and friends."
Louisiana Press-Journal (Louisiana, Pike Co., MO) 8 Nov. 1917, p. 3, col. 6.
"James H. Yates died at his home on North Carolina Street Sunday at 8 p.m. of Bright's disease at the age of 78 years. The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon and the body was taken to Winfield for interment."
Louisiana Press-Journal (Louisiana, Pike Co., MO) Thurs., 29 Nov. 1917, p. 7
"James H. Yates, son of Samuel and Ellen Yates, was born in Shelby county, Ky., October 20, 1836, [sic] and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam Cox, in Louisiana, November 4, 1917, at the age of 81 years and 14 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Freeman. To this union were born two children -- one son, Thomas of Winfield and one daughter, Mrs. Cora Dixon, of Foley. During the civil war he was separated from his family. In the year of 1866 he was married to Miss Emiline [sic] Straube. Seven children were born of this union -- three sons and four daughters. Charles died in infancy. The others are: Otto, Arthur, Lulu, Cartia, [sic] Lizzie and Lettie. He leaves to mourn his departure three sons, five daughters, a number of grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Warren, after which the remains were laid to rest in Winfield Baptist cemetery. -- Elsberry Democrat"
Contributor Notes: James Haddock YATES was a son of Samuel F. and Elenor (WELLS) YATES. He was the fourth of eleven children born to them. He was married (1) to Mary Ann FREEMAN on 20 December 1857 in Audrain Co., and (2) to Emeline STRAUBE on 16 November 1865 in Montgomery Co., Missouri. Children from his first marriage were Thomas Samuel and Cora Belle. Children from his second marriage were Phoebe LouEllen "Lou", Martillis Otto, Eliza Sophronia, Lucretia "Cretia", Lettia Ada, Arthur Newton, and Charles Robert.
Discrepancies arise regarding James YATES' year of birth when comparing available documentation. The obituary in the Louisiana Press Journal obituary published the year as 1836. His gravestone has inscribed his birth in "1838", the same year which is listed in the The Clarksville Banner Sentinel obituary. The 1900 census lists him as "age 60, born Oct 1839," which is the same year listed on his death certificate. In census records, he is listed as age 11 in the 1850, age 32 in 1870, 40 in 1876, 60 in 1900, and 72 in 1910. The submitter of these records uses the birthdate 20 October 1838.
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