|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1876|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1937|
COLUSA SUN- HERALD
COLUSA CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY JUNE 19 1937
BURKE YATES BURN VICTIM DIES
ACCIDENT OF JANUARY 2ND PROVES FATAL
Maxwell Farmer Was Son of Early Settler in Colusa
Stephen Burke Yates, prominent Maxwell farmer, whose father one of Colusa's first settlers,
died at 1am today of complications arising from burns which he suffered on January 2nd 1937,
more than five months ago....when a radio wire he was installing at his home came in contact with
a high voltage circuit. Several months after the accident, in which Yates' daughter Miss Beatrice Yates, was painfully burned in saving her father from electricution, he underwent amputation of one leg.
He was a patient at Memorial hospital, but recently, was returned to his home.
His death this morning occured shortly after he was removed to an Arbuckle hospital.
Burke Yates, as he was familarly known, was born at the old Yates ranch,
four miles north of Colusa on the Princeton road. It is now the Adolph Fendt ranch.
He would have been 61 years old next October 23rd. Yates spent the greater part of
his life in Colusa county. For the last twenty years he had farmed near Maxwell.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs Eva Thrift Yates, two daughters, Miss Beatrice
Yates of Maxwell and Mrs Walter Minges of Stockton; two grandchildren; two brothers,
J. A. Yates of Alturas and L.R. Yates of Covelo, and a sister, Mrs V.A Costa of Modesto.
Recently Luke R Yates provided skin from his back for a grafting operation on his brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Monday at McNarys Memorial Chapel with Rev. E. T. Nesbit officiating.
Interment will be made in the family plot in Colusa cemetery.
Buried in the family plot in Colusa Cemetery.
He was married to Eva Alene Thrift.
~Stephen is my first cousin twice removed~
James Arthur Yates (1827 - 1907)
Mary Adeline Conner Yates (1849 - 1914)
Eva Alene Thrift Yates (1881 - 1979)
Luke Robinson Yates (1874 - 1939)*
Stephen Burke Yates (1876 - 1937)
Colusa Community Cemetery
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