Neil YATES Jerry O'Neil YATES Judy YATES Dora Blanche TEETERS Dorothy Elvana GOLDEN Mary Ann YATES Betty Jo YATES Glen YATES Mary Nettie JENKINS Mini tree diagram
Clarence Oneil YATES

Clarence Oneil YATES6,2,1,3,7,8,9,10,4,11

23rd Jul 19165,2 - 27th Jul 19771

Life History

23rd Jul 1916

Born in Oklahoma.2,1,3,4

(most likely)

10th Jul 1928

Born in Oklahoma.5,2

(less likely)

before 1935

Married Dora Blanche TEETERS in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma.8

2nd May 1938

Birth of son Jerry O'Neil YATES in Gray County, Texas.4,11,12

after 1940

Married Dorothy Elvana GOLDEN in Oklahoma.10

after 1940

Divorced from Dora Blanche TEETERS in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.10

Mar 1940

Birth of daughter Judy YATES in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.4

27th Jul 1977

Died in Paul's Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.1

after 23rd Jan 1997

Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.1


  • I was uncertain about the spelling, remembering this older cousin frommy early childhood, but never having seen the name written down.  Ithought of the name as O'Neil.  I found the officially recordedspelling in the Social Security Death Index was O'Neal.

    However, the name is spelled in other records and family references asO'Neil.  His father's name appears as Neill or Neil.  On a photo atage 14 months, the name appeared to be spelied Oneal, with noapostrophe, but hte A was malformed and was dotted like an I.

    1920 Federal Census, Wichita County, Texas, 13 January, BurkburnettTown, District 197, page 8B, Hse #157, Fam #203
    Yates, Neil  Head M W 23 OK TX TX Driller, Oilfield
    Yates, Mary M  Wife F W 22 OK TX TX
    Yates, O'Neil O C  Son M W 2 OK OK OK

    1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma, 4 April, North CobbTownship. District 44, page 3A, Hse/Fam #40
    Yates, Neil  Head M W 33  Married at age 18  OK OK TX Farmer
    Yates, Mary H Wife F W 32  Married at age 17  OK TX TX
    Oneil Son M W 13 OK OK OK

    In Jenkins family records, the family always spells it Neil andO'Neil.  In June 2014 I found a 1935 City Directory in Oklahoma Citywith the family spelling I remembered.  Right after that I found anentry in the Chickasha Directory with the name spelled O'Neal.  Thisrecord indicates that O'Neil was married to Dora Teeters some timebefore 1935.  I have not found their marriage information.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Chickasha, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1935, p 323
    Yates  C O'Neal (Dora B) r 828 W Dakota av

    In 1937, they were reported in the City Directory for Pampa, Texas, inthe Texas Panhandle.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Pampa, Texas, City Directory, 1937, p 245
    Yates C O'Neil (Dora) clrk Furr Food Stores No 2  4 323 S Russell

    But then the next year they were in Oklahoma City.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1938, p 805
    Yates C O'Neil (Dora B) driver h 100 SE 22d

    I found later city directory listings for Clarence and Dora Yates inGrand Junction, Colorado.  But they had his middle initial as H.  Thisseemed like them, but then I found a 1920 census, reporting they wereboth born in Arkansas, which was not right for our Clarence O'Neil andDora Teeters.  I then found the marriage record in Arkansas.  ClarenceYates married Dora Hazelwood in Hot Spring County, Arkansas.

    I have not found information on Dora and O'Neil's marriage.  He wasmarried a second time, but I do have any information on when.  He hasa different wife reported on his gravestone, but he died 9 yearsbefore Dora.

    In 1939, O'Neil is listed again in the Oklahoma City direcotry withthe same type of job at another grocer.  Note that no wife is reportedhere. This seemed a possible indication of when he and Dora divorced.His parents Neil and Mary are also listed in this directory.  But thenI found them together with two children in his parents' home inOklahoma City.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1939, p 795
    C O'neil Yates clk Ferrier's Gros & Mkt r 645 SE 31st

    1940 Federal Census, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 3 April, Oklahoma CityWard 4, District 78-158, page 2B, 645 31st St, Hse #40, Owns $900
    Yates, Neil Head M W 42 Married Grade 6 Oklahoma Rural Grey County TXin 1935 Farmer [b abt 1898]
    Yates, Mary N Wife M W 41 Married Grade 8 b Oklahoma Rural Grey CountyTX in 1935 [b abt 1899]
    Yates, Betty Jo Dau F W 16 Grade H2  b Texas Rural Grey County TX in1935 [b abt 1924]
    - Hse #41, Hse #40, Rents $3 -
    Yates, Oneil Son M W 23 Married Grade H1 b Oklahoma Rural Grey CountyTX in 1935 [b abt 1936]
    Yates, Dora Wife F W 21 Grade H2  b Illinois Rural Grey County TX in1935 [b abt 1924]
    Yates, Jerry Son M W 1 Single b Texas [b abt 1939]
    - page 3A -
    Yates, Judy Kay Dau F W 1mo Single b Oklahoma [b abt Mar 1940]

    There are public records reporting him resident in Pauls Valley,Garvin, County, Oklahoma, but they do not have dates.  The move tothat area may relate to his second marriage, since that is where heand Dorothy were living when each of them died.They were buried inPauls Valley.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Clarence O Yates
    Address 105 Washington St, Pauls Valley, OK, 73075-5039
    1512 S East Ave, Pauls Valley, OK, 73075-6403

    Clarence O'neil Yates
    Birth Jul 23, 1916
    Death Jul 27, 1977
    Neil Yates (1896 - 1962)
    Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991)
    Spouse Dorothy E. Golden Yates (1922 - 2010)
    Note: Clarence O'neil's first wife was Dora B. Teeters, FAG#32925036
    Burial Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma,Plot: Section 2, Block 2, Lot 15, Space 1
    Created by william robinson Aug 22, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #95771875,


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