These are obituaries for three members of the Yates family. John Elvin Yates married Georgia Wild Townsend (sister to my great grandmother Anna Sarah Townsend Claycomb) 7 November 1889 in Sycamore, Illinois. William Yates was their son.
All obituaries are from the Sycamore True Republican.
Very cool stuff! About eight feet behind me is a large cherrywood dresser that once belonged to Captain John Yates, the largest of several things I inherited from the estate of Virginia Yates, one of my great-grandmothers. Due to old family rifts, I don’t know much about the Townsend/Yates history. I’m not huge into genealogy, but finding stuff like this is certainly interesting!
That is so cool. One of the commenters on this post is writing a book about the Yates. Might be a painless, even fun, way to find out more!
It’s here!!! in Search of a Fair Wind – about Georgia Townsend Yates – here’s a quick link to the Amazon.com book – http://amzn.to/2qfPJEZ
So excited about this. I shared the Amazon listing on our Claycomb FB page and my page. Thanks.