William died at the age of 70 on 3rd December 1900 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia. He is buried in the Longford Methodist Cemetery in Tasmania
Australiam Marriage Index 1856 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Reg 724
Geneological Society of Tasmania Tombstones and Memorial Inscriptions Ref L006/07037
Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Monday 3 December 1917 p. 1 [TROVE]
YATES.-In loving remembrance of my dear father, William Yates, who died at Longford on the 3rd December 1900.
Rest, dearest father, thy lot is o'er,
Thy loving hands shall toil no more;
No more thy gentle eyes shall weep
Rest darling father, gently sleep.
Thou art not forgotten, dearest father,
Nor wilt thou ever be;
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.
-Inserted by his loving daughter, Alice and grandsons, G. and V. Saltmarsh.
[At the time of William YATES's death, his daughter Alice had sons Gordon SALTMARSH and Victor SALTMARSH).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: