Lela Pearl Yates

Brief Life History of Lela Pearl

When Lela Pearl Yates was born on 7 December 1891, in Missouri, United States, her father, George Robert Yates, was 27 and her mother, Missouri Elizabeth Webb, was 20. She married John Burr Fry on 19 July 1911, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1920 and St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 2 December 1983, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Bridgeton, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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John Burr Fry
1888–1976
Lela Pearl Yates
1891–1983
Marriage: 19 July 1911
Mary Lee Fry
1912–1990
Dorine Missouri Fry
1924–2020

Sources (9)

  • Lee Fry in household of John Fry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lela P. Yates - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Lela P. Yates
  • Lela P. Fry, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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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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