|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1871|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1926|
A.L. Yeaton, mayor of Akron and well known member of Plymouth county bar association, died at his home in Akron Thursday evening, following an illness of two weeks from heart trouble and other complications.
Ansel L. Yeaton was born at Bangor, Maine, July 31, 1871, where he received his early education and graduated from the high school in 1888. He engaged in the study, of law and decided to come west and located at Bowdle S.D., Where he engaged in the practice of law in partnership with his uncle, C.E. Lemon for three years, at the end of which time he went to Aberdeen, S. D., where he engaged in the law and real estate business. After a residence there of two years Mr. Yeaton moved to St. Paul, where he was extensively engaged in the sale of South Dakota lands. He located in Akron in 1905, where he made his home until his death. He secured admission to the bar of Iowa and formed a partnership with A.T. Johnson, this partnership continued until the death of Mr. Johnson in 1911.
Mr. Yeaton took a great interest in community and civic affairs and was an active republican in politics. He was elected mayor of Akron in 1912 and so satisfactory did his services in that connection prove that he was reelected in 1914 and 1916.
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After an interval of some years he was again chosen mayor at the city election last spring and was serving as executive of the city at the time of his death.
He was successful as a lawyer and was a well known figure in the district court, handling a large number of cases from the west part of the county.
Mayor Yeaton was a member of the ancient order of nobles of the Mystic Shrine affiliated with Abu Bekr Temple at Sioux City and with the Consistory Scottish rite and took a warm interest in Masonic affairs.
Mr. Yeaton was united in marriage March 31, 1905, to Helen Broadbent, of Akron. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, and a brother, Charles Yeaton, of McLaughlin, S.D.
Mr. Yeaton was a successful lawyer and businessman and will be greatly missed among a circle of friends in Le Mars, in addition to his friends in Akron, where he was popular, being one of the leading citizens in all movements for progress and the welfare of the town and well liked in social life.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the home and was very largely attended. The services were conducted under the auspices of the Masonic fraternities.
Attorneys J.F. Keenan, C.D. Roseberry, Geo W. Sturges and Clerk of the Courts, J.A. Sickler, representing the Plymouth county bar association, went over to attend the funeral.
[Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel; Tuesday, June 22, 1926; Vol. LVI, No. 50; Pages 1 & 8]
Helen Broadbent Yeaton (1878 - 1960)
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