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Smith Cemetery ~ John Ulysses Grant Yeater ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Yeater, John Ulysses Grant
BORN: 10 May 1868 DIED: 10 June 1955 BURIED: 14 June 1955 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co, Oregon
1870 OR CENSUS - Grant Yeater (2y, b Oregon) enumerated with James (48y, b Missouri, occupation farmer), Margaret (34y, b Illinois), Mary (15y, b Oregon), William (13y, b Oregon), David (10y, b Oregon), Rachel (8y, b Oregon), Columbus (4y, b Oregon) & Conrad (33y, b Missouri) 1880 OR CENSUS - John U. Yeater (12y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents James T. (55y, b Missouri, occupation farmer) & Margaret (43y, b Illinois), 3 siblings William N. (23y, b Oregon), David (20y, b Oregon), Columbus (14y, b Oregon) and cousin [of James] Conrad (48y, b Missouri) MARRIAGE - J.U. Yeater & R.A. Sherwood m 13 Dec 1899, Polk Co, Oregon 1900 OR CENSUS - John Yeater (b May 1868, Oregon) enumerated with wife Rachel (b Apr 1868, Oregon, no children) and mother-in-law Mahala Sherwood (b Dec 1835, Missouri, widowed, mother of 5 children, 3 living) 1910 OR CENSUS - John U. Yeater (42y, b Oregon) enumerated with wife of 10 years Rachael (42y, b Oregon, no children), mother-in-law Mahala A. Sherwood (73y, b Missouri, widowed, mother of 5 children, 3 living) and 2 nieces [of John; daughters of his brother William who was divorced] Wilma (9y, b Oregon) & Margaret (8y, b Oregon) PROBATE - John U. Yeater of Polk Co, Oregon, died 10 June 1955, aged 87 years, testate; will dated 20 Nov 1947; heirs named in will: Daughters of brother William Yeater who died 26 Mar 1955: Wilma Agnes (Yeater) Harris, 54, of 902 Lincoln St, Hoquiam, Wash; Margaret Mildred (Yeater) Macomber, 53, of Rt 1, Box 169, Toledo, Ore Children of brother Virl W. Yeater who died 12 Apr 1916 [sic! Virl was son of brother William]: Echo Lucile Yeater, 43, of 1337 Chemeketa St, Salem, Ore; Ralph Franklin Yeater, 42, of 1520 State St,Salem, Ore; Neva Cassella (Yeater) Langston, 40, of 316 Richmond Ave, Salem, Ore Daughter of deceased brother C.C. Yeater: Mabel V. Pollan, about 50y, of Barns Veterans Hospital, Vancouver, Wash
OSBH DC (1955 Polk co) #7556 John U. Yeater, male, farmer, widowed; b 10 May 1868, Polk co, Ore; father James T. Yeater; mother Margaret Burns; d 10 June 1955, Dallas rest home, age 87y; bur Smith; informant Ralph F. Yeater
John U. Yeater, who had spent practically all of the 87 years of his life on the place where he was born, died Friday at the Evans Rest Home in Dallas where he had been receiving care. Fuenral services were held Tuesday at the Bollman Funeral Chapel with Rev John A. MacDonald, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in the Smith cemetery at Monmouth. Mr YTeater was born May 10, 1868 on the farm of his parents, James T. and Margaret Burns Yeater, in what is known as the Little Luckiamute district a few miles southwest of Dallas. His entire life was spent on this farm until Camp Adair took it over. He had spent the remainder of his life in the Dallas Falls City area. Mr Yeater married Rachel Sherwood at Independence on December 20, 1899. She died a number of years ago. The elderly man had built up through the years a reputation for neighborliness and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Mr Yeater is survived by two daughters, Mrs Wilma Harris, Hoquiam, Wn, and Mrs Margaret Macomber, Toledo. Nieces and nephews surviving are: Mrs Mable Pollen, Vancouver, Wn; Ralph F. Yeater, Echo Yeater, Mrs Neva Langston and Earl Harris, all of Salem; Mrs Norma Seabold, San Diego, Calif; James Chatzook, San Francisco; Mrs Juanita Bristlin, Eddyville; Mrs Pauline Rhodes, Toledo; Mrs M.S. Handy, Sherwood; Mrs Gertrude Baurle, Carrol, Iowa, and Mrs Lilly Holmquist, Wilmington, Calif. Itemizer Observer, Thursday, June 16, 1955, 6:3
John U. Yeater May June 10 10 1868 1955
OSBH DC (1955 Polk co) #7556 1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, FA#652) 1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, ED 106, FA#259) Polk Co, Oregon Marriage Records, vol 5 1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, ED 174, FA#37) 1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, ED 237, sheet 5B) Polk Co, Oregon, Probate Record, Vol 33, pages 311-313 Itemizer Observer, 16 June 1955, 6:3

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