William Henry Vail YATES Martha Elizabeth YATES Benjamin Vail YATES Pearl Elaine YATES Clarence Oneil YATES Mary Ann YATES Betty Jo YATES Glen YATES Mary Nettie JENKINS Lula M YATES Naomi YATES Annie L YATES Annie Laura HORN Mini tree diagram

Neil YATES3,1,9,2,7,11,12,4,5,13,14,6,15,8

15th Oct 18961,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 12th Jun 19624,8

unspecified, Magnolia Petroleum Company, Healdton, Oklahoma

Life History

15th Oct 1896

Born in Oakdale, Oklahoma Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Resident in Union, Washita, Oklahoma.2


Residence2 in Mountain View Ward 2, Kiowa, Oklahoma.7

about 1912

Married Mary Nettie JENKINS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.5

23rd Jul 1916

Birth of son Clarence Oneil YATES in Oklahoma.9,4,5,6


Occupation unspecified, Magnolia Petroleum Company, Healdton, Oklahoma.3

Jun 1918

Residence3 in Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma.3

Mar 1919

Birth of daughter Mary Ann YATES in Oklahoma.9


Occupation2 in Oilfield Driller.9


Residence4 in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas.9

22nd Mar 1924

Birth of daughter Betty Jo YATES in Pampa, Gray, Texas.10,6,16


Birth of son Glen YATES in Oklahoma.10


Residence5 in North Cobb Township, Caddo, Oklahoma.10

before 1940

Death of son Glen YATES in Gray County, Texas

12th Jun 1962


after 12th Jun 1962

Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma.4

Other facts


Resident in Carter, Oklahoma.1


  • Birth of Neil Yates is thought to have been in Mountain View.  It isknown that his parents were living in Mt. View in early years.  In1900 he is reported as 4 years old, even though his birthday was Oct1896, and thus he has not yet had his 4th birthday.

    At the time of Neil's birth, Mountain View had not been established.The place was called Oakdale, and was a tent city in the formerArapaho and Cheyenne Reservation, now part of Oklahoma Territory,across the river and about two miles north of the current city ofMountain View.

    "The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (Rock Island) extendeda line from Chickasha to the northern part of the Kiowa, Comanche andApache Reservation in 1899. It terminated about two miles from anexisting tent city called Oakdale, consisting of a store and postoffice on the former Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation. ... SomeOakdale residents obtained land for a new townsite. Platted in May1899 by the El Reno Development Company, the nearby settlement, withthe Wichita Mountains looming on the south and west, was calledMountain View. The Oakdale post office was renamed Mountain View onOctober 9, 1900."
    --  "Mountain View," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture,http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/M/MO028.html

    My father, Orville Lee Jenkins, was born in Mountain View, and told mestories about growing up with the Indians in the area, and playing andhunting with them.
    --  Orville Boyd Jenkins

    Consistent with the above encyclopedia description, we see thereported residence of Neil's parents in the 1900 Oklahoma Territory isUnion township of Washita County.  They had not yet moved to MountainView south of the Washita River.

    1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 2 August, UnionTownship. 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, Neil  Son W M  Oct 1896  4 OK TX TX

    In the 1910 census, we find them in the new town of Mountain View, innorthern Kiowa County, in the new State of Oklahoma.  In 1910, Neil isliving at home with his parents, at age 13, in Mt View, Kiowa County,Oklahoma.  The family lives on 7th street.  Neil is reported as a BootBlack (Shoe Shine Boy) in a barber shop.  His father William is amanger of a department store.

    1910 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, Mountain View City, Ward2, 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
    Neil Yates Son M W 13 OK TX TX

    According to the 1930 census, Neil married Mary Jenkins in about 1917. The census reports he was married at age 18.

    Neil registered for the WWI draft in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Yates Neil, Residence Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma
    Birth 15 Oct 1896 Mountain View, Oklahoma
    Father's birthplace Freestone County, Texas
    Employer Magnolia Petroleum Company
    Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 5 June 1918, Ardmore, Carter, Texas

    By the 1920 census, Neil Yates and Mary Jenkins have two kids and areliving in the same household with Mary's brother Everett and his wifeOcy and family in Burkburnett, Texas, in the 1920 census.

    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
    Mary A Yates Dau F W 9 months TX OK OK (yields birth in March 1919)

    In 1930, the family are back in Oklahoma, living in North CobbTownship of Caddo County, Oklahoma.  This ceuss reports that theymarried at age 18 (Neil) and 17 (Mary), making marriage about 1912.Oneil's age in this census would make his birth about 1917.  His birthdate on his grave is 23 July 1916.

    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
    Mary Anne Dau F W 11 OK OK OK
    Betty Dau F W 6 OK OK OK
    Glen Son M W 2 OK OK OK

    Family information reported by Harold Christian indicates the weddingwas in Marlow, but no family member had the date of the marriage.  Thelast two names are hard to read, due to write-overs, and the wide-nibpen used by the enumerator.  Family sources have the name of the lastchild as Glen.  Ancestry transcribes the child before Glen as Betty,with Beatrice as an alternative.  I think her real name might havebeen Betty Jo, as she is listed in the 1940 census.  I find this nameon all family references and photos.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1938, p 805
    Neil Yates (Mary) ftr Feenberg Supply Co h 117 SW 27th

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1939, p 795
    Neil Yates (Mary) ydmn Feenberg Supply Co r 645 SE 31st

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1940, p 796
    Yates Neil (Mary N) lab Feenberg Supply co h 645 SE 31st St

    I found a family photo of a man and a woman among my father's photosdescribed on the back as O'Neill and Betty, kneeling in front of aChristmas tree with the gifts.  This would confirm Betty (Jo) as thesister of O'Neil (also spelled as Oneil or Oneal and variously infamily sources).  The 1940 census listing also confirms thisrelationship, with Betty Jo still in the household as a daughter, andOneill as a son, with his wife Dora and children.

    In 1940, the whole family group are reported as having lived in Gray(spelled Grey in the census) County, Texas in 1935.  This is whereBetty Jo was born.  Among Jennie Jenkins' photos I found a babyportrait made by a Pampa, Texas, studio, with no name or date, thatappears to be Betty Jo at less than one year old.  (Jennie was MaryNettie Yates' stepmother.  )From the records available, they were notin Texas very long.  They were in Caddo County, Oklahoma, in 1930, andthey were in Oklahoma City at least by the time of the 1938 OklahomaCity directory.

    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 [Gray]County TX in 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]

    Note that Glen is missing from the 1940 census.  He should have beenabout 12 in this census.  I have not found death information, but themost likely thing is that he died before 1940, perhaps while they werein Texas.  Perhaps that is what precipitated their moving off theTexas farm and into the City.  I have found no photos or references toGlen in his grandmother Jenkins' collection.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Neil Yates
    Birth Date 15 Oct 1896
    Death Date 12 Jun 1962
    22 Jun 1962 Name listed as NEIL YATES
    Death Claim 26 Jun 1962
    SSN 457033587

    Neil Yates
    Birth Oct. 15, 1896
    Death Jun. 12, 1962
    William Henry Vail Yates (1869 - 1948)
    Annie Laura Horn Yates (1868 - 1949)
    Spouse Mary Nettie Jenkins Yates (1897 - 1991)
    Children Clarence O'neil Yates (1916 - 1977)
    Burial Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    Plot: Section 2, Block 2, Lot 16, Space 1
    Created by william robinson Aug 22, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #95771956,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95771956


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