William Benjamin Yates

1877–1948 (Age 71)
Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Benjamin

When William Benjamin Yates was born in 1877, in Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, his father, Lucas "Luke" Yates, was 51 and his mother, Nancy Ann Roberson, was 31. He lived in Magisterial District 8, Christian, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died in 1948, in Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Lucas "Luke" Yates
Nancy Ann Roberson
Easter Virginia Yates
Isaac Yates
Rebecca Yates
William Benjamin Yates
Mariah Yates
James Yates
Sallie Yates

Parents and Siblings

    Lucas "Luke" Yates


    Nancy Ann Roberson




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 15

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William B Yates, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William B Yates in household of Luke Yates, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Benjamin Yates, "Find A Grave Index"

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