|Birth: ||May 17, 1842|
|Death: ||1926, USA|
GEORGE W. YOAKUM — The subject of this sketch was born in Ray county, Missouri, May 17, 1842. When ten years of age he, with his parents, four brothers and six sisters, started, with ox-teams, to cross the plains to the Golden State, and after a weary trip of eight months, arrived at Gold Hill, where his father engaged in the hotel business, our subject being employed as herder. In May, 1853, his parents moved to San Jose, where they resided but a short time; they then moved to San Antonio and engaged in the dairy business. In 1860 Mr. Yoakum located in Moraga valley and attended school in San Ramon. In 1863 he was married and returned to Alameda county and worked on his father's old homestead. We next find Mr. Yoakum, in the year following, in Contra Costa county, where he sojourned one year, then spent one year in San Luis Obispo county, and in the Fall of 1865 he moved to Green valley, Solano county, and there engaged in farming and stock-raising. In the following Fall he moved back to Contra Costa county and spent two years in Moraga valley, then, after two years passed in the wholesale butcher business in Alameda county, he again returned to Moraga valley, and engaged in farming and stock-raising. In July, 1876, he located in Walnut Creek and engaged in his present business of wholesale and retail butcher, and has built up a large trade, enjoying the confidence and respect of the community in which he resides. Mr. Yoakum was united in marriage, in San Ramon, October 26, 1863, to Miss R. A. Johnston, a native of Missouri, by which union they have five children, as follows: Emma (now Mrs. Ed. Cribb), Nettie, Mary, George F. and Mary C.
~ Author: W. A. Slocum & Co., Publishers (1882)
1900 Census, Merced, Merced, CA:
George Yoakum, b May 1842, MO, fthr KY, mthr TN.
Rebecca, wife, b Feb 1840, MO, 6 born/liv, fthr KY, mthr TN.
George, son, b Sep 1871, CA, sgl, salesman-grocer.
Alvis, son, b Dec 1874, CA, clerk-clothing.
Nellie, dtr, b Apr 1884, CA, at school.
Rebecca Ann Yoakum (1854 - 1936)*
Ann Jeanette Yoakum Mack (1867 - 1938)*
Mary Corrine Yoakum French (1869 - 1948)*
George F Yoakum (1871 - 1949)*
Merced Cemetery District
Plot: IOOF Section, Lot 11, G. W. Yoakum Plot, crypt
Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98342382