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John Russell Yates

John Russell Yates

Male 1918 - 1991  (72 years)

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  • Name John Russell Yates 
    Born 27 Aug 1918  Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Aug 1991  Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Chrisman, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2021 

    Father Arthur Lee Yates,   b. 24 Apr 1881, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1964, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Ella L. Harman,   b. 22 Jul 1881, Adair, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1969, Chrisman, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1906  Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Mae Hollingsworth,   b. 28 Feb 1928, Paris, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1991, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1947  Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. L.A. Yates
     2. B.C. Yates
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • Have been talking to Linda/Brenda Yates some more about helping them understand what their Dad did in WWII. I have him in Co. A 15th Regiment, 3rd ID. Audie Murphy was in Co. B , in the exact area where John’s action received the SS and Murphy’s the MOH. They had to know each other. Tim Yates 12/23/2021

      John Russell Yates was described as a quiet unassuming man. He served in four WWII Campaigns earning 1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star and 2 Purple Heart medals. This was not known until a significant number of upper brass military officers visited Chrisman, IL and made a public demonstration of these awards. It was later told to his brothers that he was sent behind German lines on certain high missions.

      U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Name: John R Yates Birth Year: 1918 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Illinois State: Illinois Enlistment Date: 20 Aug 1940 enlistment State: Illinois Enlistment City: Peoria Branch: Infantry Branch Code: Infantry Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the Philippine Department Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 72 Weight: 180

      Later was employed by and retired from the railroad.