Theodore Markland Yates
b. 16 November 1894, d. 19 March 1993
- Father: James Yates b. February 1864, d. 28 October 1944
- Mother: Annie Eliza Baker b. November 1869, d. 24 March 1959
- Theodore Markland Yates was born on 16 November 1894 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England.
- The birth of Theodore Markland Yates was registered during the 4th quarter of 1894 in Auckland district, county of Durham.
- James Yates and Annie Eliza Baker arrived circa 1895, accompanied by Theodore Markland Yates, Abigail Annie Yates and Gwendoline Martha Yates according to various censuses.
- James Yates and Annie Eliza Baker appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, at 1008 Price Street. Other members of the household included Theodore Markland Yates, Abigail Annie Yates, Gwendoline Martha Yates and Florence M. Yates.
- James Yates and Annie Eliza Baker appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, at 1439 Broad. Other members of the household included Theodore Markland Yates, Abigail Annie Yates, Gwendoline Martha Yates and Florence M. Yates.
- Theodore Markland Yates registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, while a student of medicine, living at 2309 Walton Way, Augusta.
- He married Jean Robinson Kammerer, daughter of Jacob Andrea Kammerer and Christina Sophia Schmal, on 30 May 1922.
- Theodore and Jean Yates, and children James and Christine, arrived in the Port of Seattle on 30 July 1920, aboard the SS President McKinley, having departed Shanghai, China, on the 14th.
- The following appeared on 3 May 1971 in The Augusta Chronicle: Gwendoline M. Yates of 2256 Central Ave. died Sunday. /P/ Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army Chapel with Major Ernest Wixson officiating. Burial will be in Westover Memorial Park. /P/ She was born in England and lived in Augusta most of her life. She taught in the Richmond County Schools for over 50 years before retiring. /P/ Survivors include one brother, Dr. Theodore Yates of Atlanta, and one sister, Maj. Florence M. Yates of Atlanta.
- The following appeared on 19 June 1971 in The Augusta Chronicle: Major Florence M. Yates of the Salvation Army, a former resident of Augusta who lived in Atlanta, Ga., died Thursday in a Columbia, S.C., hospital following an extended illness. /P/ Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army Citadel here with Major Howard Lynch officiating assisted by Major Ernest Wixon. Burial will be in Westover Memorial Park. /P/ She and her sister, Miss Gwendoline M. Yates, who died May 2, 1971, had a home at 2256 Central Ave. Major Yates was a native of Lawrence, Mass., and had been an officer in the Salvation Army 30 years before retirement 10 years ago. Her last appointment was territorial headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. /P/ Survivors include her brother, Dr. Theodore Yates of Columbia, S.C; three nephews, Dr. Jack Rheney of Orangeburg, S.C., Dr. Theodore B. Rheney of Atlanta and James K. Yates of San Francisco, Calif; and a niece, Dr. Christina Parr of Columbia. /P/ Friends may call at Platt's Funeral Home or at the residence, 2256 Central Ave.
- Theodore Markland Yates became a widower at the 29 March 1985 death of his wife James Yates.
- Theodore Markland Yates died on 19 March 1993 at age 98 in Summerville, Dorchester County, South Carolina.
- He was interred at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Richmnd County, Georgia.
- The following appeared on 22 March 1993 in The Augusta Chronicle: (Summerville, S.C.) Dr. Theodore Markland Yates, 98, died Friday, March 19, 1993, at his residence. /P/ Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Westover Memorial Park. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Shandon Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C. /P/ Dr. Yates, a native of Bishop-Auckland County, Durham, England, was a medical doctor of urology, had been a medical missionary in China, was an elder in the Shandon Presbyterian Church, worked with the Veterans Hospital of Columbia for 20 years, where he served as Chief of Urology, and was a major in the Army and served during World War II. /P/ Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Christina Yates Parr, Columbia, a son, James K. Yates, San Francisco, Calif., and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. /P/ Parks Funeral Home, Summerville is in charge of the arrangements.
- Theodore M. Yates, MD, and Jean Kammerer Yates, RN, served as medical missionaries under the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA at the Hwai Yuan Station of the Kiangan Mission in China, 1923-1942. Theodore M. Yates was born in England in 1894, the son of a Salvation Army officer who came to the United States in 1895. Yates attended Richmond Academy in Augusta, Georgia and earned his MD at the University of Georgia in 1919. He did his internship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, where he met Jean Kammerer from Toronto, Canada, who was attending the Roosevelt Training School for Nurses. In 1922 the Yateses were married and in 1923 went to China. A son, James Kammerer Yates, was born on December 22, 1923, and a daughter, Christina Jean Yates, on October 20, 1926. In 1941, due to war conditions, Mrs. Yates and the children returned to the U.S., to be followed in 1942 by Dr. Yates on the S.S. Grisholm. The Yates resigned in 1948. [Biographical History from description of Yates Family Papers, 1922-198_, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.]
- Last Edited: 8 Aug 2016