|From The Yates Book, published in 1906.|
|Flying fish taking off|
public domain, via WikiMedia Commons
|Civil War Draft - I don't have any record that he served in the war.|
However, his cousin, O.K. Yates, did and witnessed Lincoln's
assassination. I wrote about that last year.
In the end, he returned to Maine, married a local girl, and raised his family on a farm. That is more typical of my ancestors. His 6th child, Estes Gilbert Yates, was my great-grandfather. Gilbert lived until 1925 (about age 90), Estes lived until 1977 (age 93), and my grandmother, Linona Alice "Peggy" (Yates) Blake is going strong at 95 and recently announced her intention to make it to 100.
|1920 Gilbert is living with daughter, Linnie Cole and her family|