Arthur Gould Yates

Arthur Gould Yates

East Waverly, Tioga County, New York, USA
Death 9 Feb 1909 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot All 167 C
Memorial ID 67829774 · View Source
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He was elected Director and President of the
Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway Company (BR&PR) Apr 24, 1890
Company became part of the Baltimore and Ohio, (B & O) Railroad.
Headquarters building on corner of Main St. West
and Washington St., in Rochester, NY
The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway
was built as a "railroad conveyor belt"
to haul ore, coal, and oil between its namesake cities
Arthur married Virginia Louise "Jennie" Holden,
at Watkins, Schuyler Co., NY, on Dec 25, 1866
Arthur and Virginia had six children:
Frederick W. Yates, Harry Yates, Florence Yates,
Arthur Yates, Howard L. Yates, and Russell P. Yates.
"The Star" from Reynoldsville, PA Wed, 2/17/1909

Prominent Coal Operator Dead

A. G. Yates Was One of The Pioneers in Local Coal Mining Operations.


Arthur Gould Yates, president of the B., R. & P. R'y., died In New York City Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, at the age of 65 years.

His remains were buried at Rochester, N. Y., Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Yates was one of the most prominent figures connected with the early development of the coal fields of Jefferson county.

The New York Sun gave the following sketch of his career: "Mr. Yates was born In East Waverly, N. Y., on December 18, 1843, the son of Arthur and Jerusha (Washburn) Yates. After being connected with the Anthracite Coal Association of Rochester, N. Y., for two years, he went into the coal business for himself In 1807, and nine years later he started the coal mining partnership of Bell, Lewis & Yates, which was bought by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Company, six years after Mr. Yates had become president of that road."

Mr. Yates was of the Reynoldsville and Falls Creek Railroad Company, and a director In the Cowanshannock Coal and Iron Company, the Jefferson and Clearfield Coal and Iron Company, the Pittsburgh Gas Coal Company, the Silver Lake Railway Company, the Columbia Trust Company, of New York City, and the General Railway Signal Company.
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