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William J “Willie” YeatsAge: 77 years18961974

William J “Willie” Yeats
Given names
William J
Birth May 21, 1896
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 22 months)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 20 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 21 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Birth of a daughter
#1Oma Belle Yeats
September 23, 1923 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#2Ellsworth Yeats
March 13, 1927 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 33 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#3Billie Joe Yeats
November 3, 1933 (Age 37 years)
Census April 11, 1940 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 45 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 53 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Birth of a grandson
#1David Randall Yeats
January 16, 1959 (Age 62 years)
Death of a wifeVanoy Cherry
May 20, 1972 (Age 75 years)
Cause: Carcinoma of the tongue
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 49 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death April 11, 1974 (Age 77 years)
Cemetery: East Greenwood Cemetery
Last change October 29, 201813:34:45

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Vanoy Cherry - View this family
Oma Belle Yeats
Birth: September 23, 1923 27 19Lipan, Hood, Texas, United States
Death: June 23, 1994Texas, United States
4 years
7 years
Billie Joe Yeats
Birth: November 3, 1933 37 29Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States
Death: July 26, 2012Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States

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Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William J Yeats - Household

1st. Street Weatherford, Parker, Texas

Yates, WilliamheadMW37M21TXUSUSTruck DriverCity Road Repair
Yates, VanoywifeFW35M19TXTXTX
Yates, Oma BdaughterFW6STXTXTX
Yates, EllsworthsonMW3-1mSTXTXTX
Parks, Virginia JgrandmotherFW78WdALTNAL