In 1900 census he was listed as a grain buyer in Logan, Harrison Co.
1905 Former Residents of Harrison Co., IA: YATES, James A. now living in St. Louis, MO
1905 Former Residents of Harrison Co., IA - http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaharris/directories/1905_Former_Residents.htm#vindx
1900 US Census - IA, Harrison Co, Logan Twp, Sup Dist 9, Enum Dist 80, Sht 13 - 14 June 1900
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