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Tillie Guise Yates (1888 - 1940)

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Tillie Guise [uncertain] Yates
Born in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1 Jun 1904 (to about 1928) in Davidson County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Died in Davidson County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 2 Mar 2020 | Created 1 Oct 2018
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Biography

Tillie Guise[1][2] Yates was born 13 SEP 1888[3][4] in Tennessee or Indiana[5] (see research note). She was the daughter of William Henry Yates (1857-1918) and Mary F (Morgan) Yates (1859-1939)[6][4].
She married Joseph Flavous Murkin II on 1 JUN 1904[1] and/or on 5 Mar 1916[7] (see research notes). The couple had one child, Mary Katherine[2][8][9]. The marriage ended in divorce sometime after 1928[4].
Tillie passed away 3 NOV 1940[3] in McGavock Lane in rural Davidson County, Tennessee[3][4], which was the same address or close by to her daughter Katherine[3]. Tillie was buried 5 NOV 1940 in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville[3][4].

Research notes

  • Two sources for the marriage of Joseph and Tillie have been found - one[1] says that they married in 1904 and the other[7] in 1916. The 1904 date matches better with the 4 years of marriage shown in the 1910 census[9] and the age of their daughter born 16 Jan 1906[8]. But maybe they split up and then re-married or maybe "F.J." is another person.
  • The 1900 census[6] and the 1910 census[9] show Tillie born in Tennessee but the death certificate[3] and the 1920 census[5] show her born in Indiana and the FindAGrave entry[4] show her born in Evansville, Indiana. I have recorded "Evansville, Indiana" but this is very uncertain.
  • The FindAGrave entry[4] says that "Tillie and Joseph were divorced sometime after about 1928." While this is completely plausible, no other corroborating source could be found.

Sources

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 database with images, FamilySearch (22 December 2016), Joseph F Murkin and Tillie Yates, 01 Jun 1904; citing Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,073,704. This shows that "Joseph F Murkin Jr." married "Tillie Yates" on 1 Jun 1904 in Davidson County, Tennessee. Celebrant was J. C. Price, J.P.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 See attached moiety chart.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966 database with images, FamilySearch (13 September 2018), Tillie G. Murkin, 3 Nov 1940; Death, Civil District 3, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville. This shows "Tillie G. Murkin" (female, divorced, age 52, born 13 SEP 1888 in Indiana) died 3 NOV 1940. Father's Name: "Wm. H. Yates" (born Tennessee), Mother's Name: "Mary Morgan" (born Tennessee). At the time she was living at McGavock Lane in rural Davidson County. Mrs. "Katherine Williams", also of McGavock Lane, was the informant. Tillie died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Burial was 5 NOV 1940 in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Find A Grave: Memorial #153480634 for Tillie G Yates Murkin (accessed 3 May 2019).
    The gravestone is NOT depicted.
    The entry says "Tillie G Yates Murkin, Birth 13 Sep 1888, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA, Death 3 Nov 1940 (aged 52), Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, Burial Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA."
    A partially sourced obituary is reproduced on the web page which says :
    "Tillie G (Yates) Murkin was born on September 13, 1888 in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of William Henry Yates (1857-1918) and Mary F (Morgan) Yates (1859-1939).<BE> She had been married about 1905 to interior decorator Joseph Flavous Murkin Jr, who was born on January 26, 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Joseph Flavous Murkin Sr. (1859–1932) and Mary Ethel (Cook) Murkin (1866–1948). Tillie and Joseph were divorced sometime after about 1928.
    Living on McGavock Lane in rural Davidson County, Tennessee, she was 52 years old when she died at home of a cerebral hemorrhage on November 3, 1940. Burial was two days later in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville.
    Most of the above is from her Death Certificate, with Mrs Katherine Williams of McGavock Lane as the informant.
    Known child of Tillie and Joseph: Katherine Murkin (ca 1907- ).
    [NOTE on daughter Katherine Murkin: A manicurist as late as 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee.]
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 United States Census, 1920 database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 29 April 2018), Joseph Murkin, St Louis Ward 25, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing ED 503, sheet 1A, line 1, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 961; FHL microfilm 1,820,961. This was enumerated on 2 Jan 1920 and shows the rented dwelling at 4402 Washington Avenue, St. Louis Ward 25, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States. Family members :
    "Joseph Murkin (head, male, age 32, married, white, born Missouri, parents born in USA, occupation interior decorator)
    "Tillie Murkin (wife, white, married, age 32, born in Indiana, parents born in Tennessee, occupation boarding house proprietress)
    "Catherine Murkin (daughter, white, age 13, born in Tennessee, parents born in Missouri/Indiana)
    "Rufus Yates (Cousin, Male, white, age 36, divorced, born in Tennessee, parents born in Tennessee, occupation interior decorator)
    and five lodgers.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 United States Census, 1900 database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 30 September 2018), Tilley Yates in household of William Yates, Civil District 23, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 138, sheet 1B, family 11, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,566. This was enumerated on 2 JUN 1900 and shows :
    "William Yates" (Head, Male, age 43, married 20 years, born JUN 1857 in Tennessee, parents born Tennessee, occupation blacksmith)
    "Mary F Yates" (Wife, age 41, married 20 years, born NOV 1859 in Tennessee, parents born Tennessee)
    "Edwin H Yates" (son, age 20, born JUN 1880 in Tennessee)
    "Annie Yates" (daughter, age 18, born 1882 in Tennessee)
    "Nettie Yates" (daughter, 14, born OCT 1886 in Tennessee)
    "Tilley Yates" (daughter, age 12, born SEP 1888 in Tennessee)
    "Emma Yates" (daughter, age 8, born APR 1892 in Tennessee)
    "Ruie Yates" (son, age 6, born JAN 1894 in Tennessee)
    "James H Yates" (son, age 1, born AUG 1899 in Tennessee).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950 database with images, FamilySearch (3 November 2017), F J Murkin and Tillie Guise Murkin, 05 Mar 1916; citing Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. 11420, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,073,883. This says that "F. J. Murkin" married "Tillie Guise Murkin" on 5 Mar 1916 in Davidson County, Tennessee. Celebrant was Elder J.G. Allen.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939 database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Joseph Flavius Murkin in entry for Mary Katherine Murkin, 16 Jan 1906; citing Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, reference cn 66; FHL microfilm 1,276,580. This shows that Mary Katherine Murkin, Female, was born on 16 Jan 1906 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee. Father's Name: Joseph Flavius Murkin, Mother's Name: Tillie Yates. Daughter: Mary Katherine Murkin (Female, born 16 Jan 1906, born at Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 United States Census, 1910 database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 29 April 2018), Joe Murkin, Nashville Ward 24, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 80, sheet 5B, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1496; FHL microfilm 1,375,509. This was enumerated 20 Apr 1910 for the rented dwelling at 939 28th Avenue, Nashville Ward 24, Davidson, Tennessee, United States. Family members :
    "Joe Murkin" (head, male, white, age 23, married 4 years, born Tennessee, parents born Tennessee, occupation wall paper hanger)
    "Tillie Murkin" (Wife, white, married 4 years, age 23, born Tennessee, parents born Tennessee, not working)
    "Catherine Murkin", Daughter, white, Female, age 3, born Tennessee, parents born Tennessee).


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