Nellie (Yates) Spring

Sarah Ellen (Yates) Spring (1883 - 1924)

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Sarah Ellen (Nellie) Spring formerly Yates
Born in St. Tammany, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 15 Dec 1901 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 9 Jun 2019 | Created 6 Jul 2012
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Nellie was born in 1883. She is the daughter of John Yates and Sarah Blocker. According to Juanita, "Aunt Nellie was a gentle, patient person, with a husky, throaty voice, which was very distinctive." [1]She passed away in 1924.


  • 1883 Birth. [2]
  • Note: Source for the formal name "Sarah Ellen" is found in Juanita's letter, which is the copied record of the old Yates family bible, but she was always called "Nellie." It would be nice to substantiate the formal name - maybe try to find birth certificate?
  • 1900 Census - St. Tammany Parish. [3]
  • 1901 - Marriage to Glaris Spring. [4]
  • 1910 Census. Glaris T. Spring, Nellie Y, Burlie (8), Syble (5), Bennola (2). [5]
  • 1920 Census. Glaris T. Spring, Nellie, Burlie (17), Sibyl (14), Bennola (12), Julia (9), Woodrow (6), Lucile(4). [6]
  • Letter from Juanita [1]
  • Poole Funeral Home Records 1916-1960. [7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes by family historian Juanita Gayer, given to Boone Yates Richardson, and uploaded here.
  2. Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.
  3. Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Saint Tammany, Louisiana; Roll: 583; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1240583 Description Enumeration District : 0079; Description: Ward 1 including Madisonville Town Source Information 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  4. - St. Tammany Farmer - 28 Dec 1901 - Page 4, Covington, Louisiana
  5. Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T624_534; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0124; FHL microfilm: 1374547 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls).
  6. Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T625_635; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 6 Description Enumeration District : 0132; Description: Police Jury Ward 1 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
  7. Poole Funeral Home Records 1916-1960, Washington Parish Louisiana Submitted by Bonnie Dier Transcribed by Washington Parish Family History Society Date: June 16, 2012. Accessed June 13, 2018

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