Stephen Burke Yates

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Stephen Burke Yates

  • Birth 23 Oct 1876
  • Death 19 Jun 1937
  • Burial Colusa, Colusa County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 23258531

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.
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He was married to Eva Alene Thrift.

~Stephen is my first cousin twice removed~


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  • Created by: vlang
  • Added: 5 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23258531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Burke Yates (23 Oct 1876–19 Jun 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23258531, citing Colusa Community Cemetery, Colusa, Colusa County, California, USA ; Maintained by vlang (contributor 46878150) .