William Henry Vail YATES Martha Elizabeth YATES Benjamin Vail YATES William Louis YATES Lota M MCCALL Pearl Elaine YATES Neil YATES Lula M YATES Naomi YATES Annie L YATES Annie Laura HORN Mini tree diagram

Benjamin Vail YATES1,4,3,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,5,15

16th Apr 18916 - 21st Aug 19756,4

Steel Worker

Life History

16th Apr 1891

Born in Stonewall, Gillespie, Texas.1,2,3,4,5

(most likely)

15th Apr 1891

Born.6

(less likely)

1900

Resident in Union, Washita, Oklahoma.2

1910

Residence2 in Mt View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.1

about 1917

Married Lota M MCCALL in Oklahoma.6

1917

Occupation Steel Worker.3

Jun 1917

Residence3 in Ringling, Jefferson, Oklahoma.3

21st Jun 1918

Birth of son Benjamin Vail YATES.16,17,6,18,5

28th Aug 1924

Birth of son William Louis YATES in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.18,5,19,17,20

1972

Death of Lota M MCCALL.6

21st Aug 1975

Died in Indiahoma, Comanche, Oklahoma.6,4

after 21st Aug 1975

Buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.6

Other facts

 

Social Security number 564-10-0227.4

 

SSN issued in California.4

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 2 August (for 1 Junecensus date), Union Township, District 211, page 15A, Hse/Fam #225
    Yates, Vail W H  Head W M  Aug 1859 40 TX AL AL Farmer
    Yates, Annie  Wife W F  Dec 1869 30 TX MS MO
    Yates, Vail  Son W M  April 1891 9 TX TX TX

    By 1910, Ben's parents have moved south of the Washita River intoMountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.

    1910 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, 20 April, Mountain ViewCity, Ward 2, District 178, 7th Street, page 6A, Hse#104, Fam #109
    William H V Yates Head M W 50 TX AL GA Farmer
    Annie L Yates Wife F W 40 TX TX TX
    Benjamin V Yates Son M W 19 TX TX TX (born abt 1891)

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Benjamin Vail Yates
    Residence Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma
    Birth 26 April 1891 Stonewall [Gillespie County],Texas
    Married White Male
    Employed as Steel Worker, Wilson [Carter County], Oklahoma
    Medium Height and Build, Dark Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma 5 June 1917
    Signed Benjamin Vail Yates

    Later censuses report that Ben and Lota had one son, Ben Jr, inOklahoma before they moved, in 1918.  Billly was born in Long Beach,California in 1925.  The 1930 and 1940 censuses gives us the names andages of both boys.Ben and Lota got married about 1917 and moved toCaifornia between 1920 and 1925.

    In 1926, Ben and his wife Lota appear in the Long Beach, California,City Directory, as well as his parents.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1926, p 659
    Yates Benj V (Lota M) oil wkr h 1203 Johnson way
    Yates Wm H B [should be V] (Annie L) oil wkr h 2317 Orange av

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1927, p 663
    Yates B Vail (Lota M) oil wkr h 3581 Walnut av
    Yates Wm H (Annie) oil wkr h 2569 Lewis av

    In 1928 an 1930 Ben and Lota are reported at the same address. Ben'sfather and mother are reported in the 1928 and 1929 directories butnot in the 1930 directory.  In 1929, William is still working in theoil fields, no occupation is reported for Ben, but the parenthesesindicate that Lota is working at the Kennebec Barber Shop.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1929, p 730-731
    Yates B Vail (Lota M) (Kennebec Barber Shop) h 3581 Walnut av
    - p 731 -
    Yates Wm H (Annie) oil wkr h 1407 E 23rd

    In 1930 Ben is now reported as the manager of the Kennebec Barber Shopand Lota is not reported with any occupation.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1930, p 776
    Yates B Vail (Lota M) mgr Kennebec Barber Shop h 3581 Walnut av

    In the 1930 census, Ben is reported as an oil production foreman.

    1930 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 4 April, LongBeach, District 19-1149, page 3B, 3581 WAalnut Ave, Hse #81, Fam #80
    Yates, Benjamin V Rents $35 Head M W 38 Married at age 25 TX TX TXForeman Oil Production
    Yates, Lota Wife F W 32 Married at age 19 TX MO TX
    Yates, Benjamin Jr Son M W 11 Single OK TX TX
    Yates, Billy Son M W 5 Single OK TX TX

    In the 1938 Long Beach City Directory, Ben's occupation is now barber. Ben Jr is reported as an oil worker, and Billy is reported with nooccupation.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1938, p 666
    Yates Benj V (Lota M) barber h 3416 E 7th
    Yates Benj V Jr oilwrkr h 3416 E 7th
    Yates Billy h 3416 E 7th

    In the 1939 Long Beach City Directory, Ben Jr's occupatoin is reprotedas seaman.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1939, p 584
    Yates Benj V (Lota M) ydmn Standard Pipe and Supply Co h 3416 E 7th
    Yates Benj V Jr seamn h 3416 E 7th

    Ben Jr appears with them in the 1940 census, and then in the 1941 citydirectory.  Here Ben Jr is not reported as a seaman, as in the 1939directory, but as a machinist (maybe mechanic) in aricraft production.

    1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 2 April, LongBeach, District 59-34, page 2A, 3416 7th St, Hse #32, Rents $50
    Yates, Benjamin V Head M W 48 Married Grade 8 Texas same house in 1935Real Estate Salesman [b abt 1892]
    Yates, Lota Wife M W 41 Married Grade C2 b Texas  same house in 1935[b abt 1899]
    Yates, Benjamin Jr Son M W 21 Single Grade H4 Oklahoma same house in1935 Apprentice Machinist [?], Aircraft Production [b abt 1919]
    Yates, Billy Son M W 15 Single Grade 8 California same house in 1935[b abt 1925]

    In 1941 none of them are reported as having any occupation.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1941, p 683
    Yates Benj V (Lota M) h 3416 E 7th
    Yates Benj V Jr [no occupation rptd] r 3416 E 7th

    In 1942 and 1943 Ben is working for what appears to be BethlehemSteel, while his parents have no occupation reported. Ben Jr does notappear at all in the Yates listings in 1942, but is reported in 1943with his wife Grace.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1943, p 735
    Yates Benj V (Lota M) h 3416 E 7th
    Yates Benj V Jr (Grace) mach Bethlehem  h 1653 W 17th

    Ben and Lota are reported there in several city directories up to1945.  His son and wife Grace are also reported.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Long Beach, California, City Directory, 1945, p 843
    Yates Benj V (Lota M) h 3416 E 7th
    Yates Benj V Jr (Grace) mach Bethlehem  h 1653 W 17th

    At some point they moved to the Las Vegas Area, and this is where Lotaas well as son Ben died.  There is a record of a marriage by Ben Jrthere, but I have not found the linking information or deathinformation for his wife Grace in California.  Ben Sr died inOklahoma, where he must have moved back to after the death of Lota.Ben Jr and his mother Lota were cremated and share the same crypt inHenderson, Clark County, Nevada.

    Benjamin Vail Yates
    Birth Apr. 15, 1891
    Death Aug. 21, 1975
    Son of William Henry & Annie Laura HORN Yates
    Parents:
    William Henry Vail Yates (1859 - 1948)
    Annie Laura Horn Yates (1868 - 1949)
    Siblings:
    Martha Elizabeth Yates Pewthers (1887 - 1986)
    Neil Yates (1896 - 1962)
    Naomi Yates Whitaker (1900 - 1987)
    Burial Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma,Plot: Block 4
    Maintained by Michael Edd Bonner, Originally Created by sha9876 May10, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #69619696,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69619696

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