Fred Yates
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Frederick Whitehurst Yates (1894 - 1968)

Frederick Whitehurst (Fred) Yates
Born in Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 5 Aug 1919 [location unknown]
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Father of [private daughter (1920s - unknown)], [private daughter (1920s - unknown)], , , and
Died in Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Frederick was born in 1894. He was a farmer and landowner in Tangipahoa parish and was a member of many civic organizations of the time. He was a Freemason, and was a member of Franklinton Lodge No. 101, F&AM. When his brother Jim Yates died in 1918, Fred served as "Undertutor" for Jim's son James. (See images)

Juanita Gayer wrote about her Uncle Fred and life on the farm:

When we were at Grandfather's, Uncle Charlie and Uncle Fred were running the farms of the home place. They were good to us children, although they teased us a lot. Uncle Fred had an automobile-- I don't know what make it was, but it was a roadster, or single-seated, anyway-- in 1918 and 1919, there were not too many of any kind around. In Bogalusa -- a larger town than Franklinton -- where we had lived prior to coming down to Grandpa's to escape the Flu -- I can remember seeing quite a few, but they seemed to be those used for business purposes -- taxis, deliveries, etc -- although a lot of those were still done by "surrey" and wagon. Of course, in a very few years, there were many more cars; and the wagon was associated with the farm. I can remember horse-and-buggy rides from Franklinton to -- Grandfather's I suppose. All I can remember is that we thought it great fun, when the horse "forded" a small stream, and sometimes on a nice, slow stretch, we would get out and run alongside or behind, to pick a wildflower or explore something -- can you imagine being able to do that? Of course we knew nothing of the times when the roads were almost impassible with mud, or of being caught in a storm, or driving on cold, bleak days.[1]

A collection of documents pertaining to his farm business, which included trapping, wool, and cattle, has been uploaded here: Fred Yates Farm Documents

He died in August 1968 of a sudden heart attack early one morning at the breakfast table. He was alone with his wife, Camille, at the time. They always said his heart was weakened after he contracted the Spanish Flu in 1919. The Spanish Flu Pandemic lasted from 1918 to 1920 and killed 3 to 5% of the world's population, an estimated 50 to 100 million people.

He believed in fun and he loved to shoot fireworks for his children every Christmas when they were growing up, and he took them to the famous Washington Parish Fair every year. He was a fun loving grandpa and often took his grandchildren fishing in his lakes and swimming in the creek, and to his watermelon patch where they could pick out their own watermelon. [2]



  • Letter from Juanita [1]
  • 1900 census: (5 years old and living in St. Tammany Parish with his parents and 9 brothers and sisters.) [3]
  • 1910 census. Living at Township 5, Ward 2. Folsom Precinct [4]
  • Marriage - Record not found yet
  • 1920 US Census - Missing
  • 1930 US Census: Fred W, “Cornelia,” Margie, Doris, Lyda, Frederick. [5]
  • 1940 US Census: Fred, “Cornelia”, Margie, Doris, “Leydia”, “Fredin”, John, Dixie [6]
  • 1942 - WW2 Draft Record. Living on a farm on Route 3 "Near San Pedro Church" with wife Camile Yates [7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes by family historian Juanita Gayer, given to Boone Yates Richardson, and uploaded here.
  2. First-hand information as remembered by his grand-daughter Gail Wood de Martinez, Wednesday, 10 October 2014, and as told to her by her mother (Lyda Camille Yates Wood, daughter of Fred), as she lay dying in July 2013.
  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. Year: 1910; Census Place: Folsom, Saint Tammany, Louisiana; Roll: T624_531; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0093; FHL microfilm: 1374544 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). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  5. Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: 824; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 591.0; FHL microfilm: 2340559 Description Enumeration District : 0001; Description: POLICE JURY WARD 1 Source Information 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  6. Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1463; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 59-1 Description Enumeration District : 59-1; Description: POLICE JURY WARD 1 Source 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  7. The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Louisiana; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. Records of the Selective Service System, Record Group Number 147. National Archives and Records Administration. Full Source Citation. Source Description
  8. Find A Grave Memorial #104154999

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Yates-2162 and Yates-846 appear to represent the same person because: Frederick W Yates was my dearest grandfather. His daughter, Lyda Camille Yates Wood, was my dearest mother. I do believe the two Wiki profiles for Frederick Whitehurst Yates are one and the same person, and I hereby propose a merge of the two.

~Gail Wood de Martinez

posted by Gail (Wood) Martinez

Fred is 21 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.