Born: November 21, 1837, Batavia, New York.
Died: September 5, 1900, Batavia, New York.
Buried: Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, New York.
Yates worked at a number of jobs, including shoe salesman, newspaper editor, and hardware store manager.
He became a Methodist minister in 1886, and later pastor of the West Bethany Free Will Baptist Church.