Eugene Calvin Yates

1915–1990 (Age 75)
Sites, Colusa, California, United States

The Life of Eugene Calvin

When Eugene Calvin Yates was born on 16 March 1915, in Sites, Colusa, California, United States, his father, Franklin Roy Yates, was 36 and his mother, Flora May Weast, was 24. He married Josephine Rose Miller in June 1939, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 28 September 1990, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Eugene Calvin Yates
Josephine Rose Miller
Marriage: June 1939
Gary Yates

Spouse & Children

June 1939
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


  • Gary Yates


Parents & Siblings

  • Franklin Roy Yates


  • Female1890–1972Female



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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English yates ‘gates’, plural of yate, Old English geat ‘gate’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town, or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eugene Yates in household of Norman Nott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene Yates in household of Frank R Yates, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eugene C Yates, "United States Census, 1940"

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