Rosa Georgia Yates

Brief Life History of Rosa Georgia

Rosa Georgia Yates was born on 18 December 1862, in Harris, Texas, United States as the daughter of Lemuel T. Yeates and Sarah. She married John Jud Gilmore on 19 June 1877, in Harris, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 25 December 1928, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Harris, Texas, United States.

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John Jud Gilmore
Rosa Georgia Yates
Marriage: 19 June 1877
Mabel Gilmore
Andrew Jackson Gilmore

Sources (10)

  • Rosie Gilmore in household of Robt S Gilmore, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rosa Yeates - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Rosa Yeates
  • G R Yeates, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or castle and who probably acted as the gatekeeper or porter. Compare Gates . Alternatively, a variant of the singular form Yate, with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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