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Roy Lee Yates (1904 - 1991)

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Roy Lee Yates
Born in Citra, Indian Territorymap
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Husband of — married 1927 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1932 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1969 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Holdenville, Hughes, Oklahoma, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 4 Jun 2019 | Created 2 Jun 2019
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Roy Lee Yates was born on Dec 18, 1904 in Citra Indian Territory. He was the son of English Arwine Yates and Mary Ann Morris. Roy married first to Florence Ada Talbot in 1927. He married second to Mary Myrtle Stewart in 1932 and third to Viola Mae Clanton in 1969. He passed away on Jan 22, 1991 in Holdenville Oklahoma and was laid to rest in Citra Cemetery in Hughes County Oklahoma.[1]


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 02 June 2019), memorial page for Roy Lee Yates (18 Dec 1904–22 Jan 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7000317, citing Citra Cemetery, Hughes County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Michael Kruse (contributor 46579594) . Find A Grave: Memorial #7000317


Obit: Holdenville Daily News, 24 Jan 1991, p. 2:

Roy Lee Yates

Roy Yates, of 423 N. Arnold, died in the Holdenville General Hospital Tuesday at the age of 86.

Fuyneral services will be in the Hudson Chapel, at 10 a.m. Saturday, with Larry Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the Citra Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 18. 1904, in Citra, Indian Territory. He was reared in the Citra community and attended Citra schools. He began farming as a young adult. He married Myrtle Stewart in 1932, and Viola Savage in 1968. He retired in 1958 and moved from Citra to Holdenville in 1970.

Survivors include his wife Viola Mae of the home; one daughter. Lillie and Ralph Collard of Madera, Califronia; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Roy J. and Joyce Yates of Holdenville, Waymon and Betty Yates of Bakersfield, California, Harold and Joan Yates of Independence, Kansas, Chester Lee Yates of Madera, California, and Richard Yates of Holdenville; 25 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren, and three great-great grand-children.

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