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Porter B Yates (1854 - 1923)

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Porter B Yates
Born in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin, USAmap
Husband of — married in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, USAmap
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Biography

OCCUPATION: Owner of the Berlin Machine Works Company, later known as the Yates Machine Company and then Yates-American Machine Company.

CENSUS INFORMATION: In the 1860 US Census, he is listed as Porter Yates, aged 5 and born in New York. He is living in Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin, with his parents, a sister, and uncle (John D Porter), and a servant. (Page 4).
In the 1900 US Census, he is listed as Porter B Yates, a 'Machine Apo Port'??, aged 46 and born in New York in December 1853. He is living in Beloit Ward 1, Rock, Wisconsin, with his wife and a servant. He has been married for 8 years. (Supervisors District 1, Enumeration District 160, Sheet 12B).
In the 1910 US Census, he is listed as Porter Yates, a manufacturer of wood working machines and a widower aged 50 and born in New York. He is living with his daughter, a neice, a housekeeper and a servant, in Broad Steet, Beloit Ward 1, Rock, Wisconsin. (Supervisors District 320, Enumeration District 40, Sheet 10B).
In the 1920 US Census, he is listed as P B Yates, a widowed manufacturer of Woodwork Mach(inery), aged 61, and born in New York. He is living with his daughter (aged 12) and a nurse, at 710 Broad Street, Beloit Ward 1, Rock, Wisconsin. (Supervisors District 1, Enumeration District 82, Sheet 4A).

GENERAL NOTES: Son of Joseph L Yates and Jane E Porter. Middle name is probably either Barhydt or Barnie, after one of his grandmothers.

MARRIAGES: There are two marriages listed in Wisconsin Marriages pre-1907, both to Argall girls and both in Green Lake, Wisconsin. It is assumed that the first marriage ended in the death of his first wife.

First marriage: Collection: Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930:
Groom's Name: Porter B. Yates
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Annie S. Argall
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1881
Marriage Place: Green Lake, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Joseph Yates
Groom's Mother's Name: Yates
Bride's Father's Name: W.H. Argall
Bride's Mother's Name: Argall
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00348-3
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1266672
Reference Number: 00845 pg 97.

Second marriage: Collection: Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930:
Groom's Name: Porter B. Yales
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace: Schenectady
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Florence N. Argall
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 14 Jan 1891
Marriage Place: Berlin, Green Lake, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Joseph Yales
Groom's Mother's Name: Jane Porter
Bride's Father's Name: Wm. H. Argall
Bride's Mother's Name: Martha E. Hull
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00348-4
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1266673
Reference Number: no 01963.

Porter's only daughter Florence (by his second wife) was married to David Scobie and then got divorced, weeks before her own death. Florence, herself, had a daughter Diane Scobie. Florence had surgery in Illinois and died from complications at age 32. Their Argall House was torn down for the Berlin Memorial Hospital (now Juliette Manor, Berlin Green Lake WI). Florence was reputed to be the richest woman in Wisconsin at one time.

DEATH: He died in April 1923.

BURIAL: Porter B Yates
Birth: 1854
Death: Apr., 1923
Buried 29 Apr 1923; 69 years of age.

Buried in: Oakwood Cemetery
Beloit
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: 1st-22-16&17,6.

Sources

  • Argall One-name Study.


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On 26 Oct 2016 at 13:06 GMT Sue (Gollan) Crerar wrote:

Yates-2884 and Yates-2883 appear to represent the same person because: Details appear to have been uploaded twice



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