James Yates

1909–1985 (Age 75)
Colusa, California, United States

The Life of James

When James Yates was born on 3 August 1909, in Colusa, California, United States, his father, Franklin Roy Yates, was 31 and his mother, Flora May Weast, was 19. He died on 6 February 1985, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Franklin Roy Yates
Flora May Weast
Margaret Adeline Yates
James Yates
Frankie Avrena Yates
Eugene Calvin Yates
Roy Frank Yates
Louis Yates
Paul A. Yates

Parents & Siblings

  • Franklin Roy Yates


  • Female1890–1972Female



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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 1

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • James Yates in household of Frank R Yates, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Yates in household of Norman Nott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Yates, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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