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Jacob “Black Jake” <I>Conrad</I> Yoes

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Jacob “Black Jake” Conrad Yoes Veteran

Birth
Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Death
6 Feb 1906 (aged 66)
Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA
Burial
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA Add to Map
Plot
5 ROW, 2811
Memorial ID
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Had the town Yoestown, Arkansas named after him.

In May of 1889 he was appointed U.S. Marshal of the West District of Arkansas with 200 deputies under his command Two of those were his sons George Allen and John Wesley. Eight men were appointed as U.S. Marshals during Judge Parker's reign. Jake was appointed by President Harrison January 29, 1893. It was customary for the marshal to remain involved only in paperwork and keeping track of where all his deputies were and who they were chasing. However, it is said Jake was directly involved in capturing members of the Dalton Gang when they robbed the Coffeyville, Kansas bank in 1892. It is thought he was serving as a deputy at that time, but since deputies were often sworn in "on the run" and most of the time not officially recorded, we may never know. Jacob Yoes died February 6, 1906, and is buried in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith.
Had the town Yoestown, Arkansas named after him.

In May of 1889 he was appointed U.S. Marshal of the West District of Arkansas with 200 deputies under his command Two of those were his sons George Allen and John Wesley. Eight men were appointed as U.S. Marshals during Judge Parker's reign. Jake was appointed by President Harrison January 29, 1893. It was customary for the marshal to remain involved only in paperwork and keeping track of where all his deputies were and who they were chasing. However, it is said Jake was directly involved in capturing members of the Dalton Gang when they robbed the Coffeyville, Kansas bank in 1892. It is thought he was serving as a deputy at that time, but since deputies were often sworn in "on the run" and most of the time not officially recorded, we may never know. Jacob Yoes died February 6, 1906, and is buried in the National Cemetery at Fort Smith.


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