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 James Erwin Yeatman

James Erwin Yeatman

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Death 7 Jul 1901 (aged 82)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 60, Lot 72
Memorial ID 18436 · View Source
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Born in Tennessee, Yeatman moved to St. Louis in 1842 and established a branch of a Nashville iron manufacturing facility. In 1850 he opened a commission house & became one of the founders of the Merchants' Bank. Though once a slave holder, Yeatman was a strong supporter of the Union cause during the Civil War. In 1861 he accompanied Hamilton Gamble on a visit to President Lincoln to persuade him to continue with General William Harney's conciliatory policies in St. Louis. Lincoln listened to the arguments of Frank Blair instead, and they failed in their mission. Yeatman later became president of the Western Sanitary Commission, which established hospital steamers, founded soldiers' homes, & took steps to provide relief for freedmen & former slaves. He served as the first president of Bellefontaine Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18436
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Erwin Yeatman (27 Aug 1818–7 Jul 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18436, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .