John Henry Yates

John Henry Yates

Birth
Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA
Death 5 Sep 1900 (aged 62)
Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA
Burial Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 42194281 · View Source
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Preacher and songwriter. He wrote, "Faith is the Victory" in 1891.

His parents were John and Elizabeth YATES who had emigrated from England. After attending Baravia Union School, John became a shoe seller, and in 1871, he became the local department manager for a hardware firm called E.L. & G. D. Kenyon Store. He worked there fifteen years before becoming editor of the local paper, a job he held for the next ten years. In 1897, John published his one and only book, "Poems and Ballads. He d. three years later in Baravia, on September 5, 1900. He wrote other hymns that are almost forgotten now but were popular in their day. --from 2011, Robert J. Morgan's "Then Sings My Soul," a compilation of hymns and songs with stories/biographies of authors.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 20 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42194281
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Yates (21 Nov 1837–5 Sep 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42194281, citing Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .