Myra Shelton Yates

16 January 1897–21 April 1980 (Age 83)
Lamar, Texas, United States

The Life of Myra Shelton

When Myra Shelton Yates was born on 16 January 1897, in Lamar, Texas, United States, her father, Melville Yates, was 35 and her mother, Ada Ella Bradley, was 28. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Roy Crite May. She lived in Ambia, Lamar, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 2, Lamar, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 April 1980, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Petty, Lamar, Texas, United States.

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Roy Crite May
Myra Shelton Yates
Madge May
Joel Ausbin May Sr
William Marshall May

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    Madge May


    Joel Ausbin May Sr


    William Marshall May


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Myra S May in household of Roy C May, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myra S May in household of Roy C May, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myra Yates in household of Mellnillio Yates, "United States Census, 1900"

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