Robert Watson Yates

Male15 January 1913–12 July 1999

Brief Life History of Robert Watson

When Robert Watson Yates was born on 15 January 1913, in Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States, his father, Adam William Yates Lough, was 53 and his mother, Julia Watson Burke, was 38. He married Harriette Julia Oberg in 1940. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Phillips, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Phillips, Goshen, Wyoming, United States for about 15 years. He died on 12 July 1999, in La Grange, Laramie, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 86.

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Robert Watson Yates
Harriette Julia Oberg
Marriage: 1940
William Yates

Sources (8)

  • Robert W Yates, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert W Yates, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Robert W Yates, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 7

    Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 24

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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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