Ashtabula Co., Ohio
SOURCE: History of Ashtabula County, Ohio
Large, Moina W.
Topeka :: Historical Pub. Co.,, 1924, 1132 pgs.
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|L. T. YATES, one of the progressive
farmers and stockmen of Richmond Township, was born on the farm where he
now lives, Dec. 19, 1871, and is the son of M. and Lydia (Marriman)
M. Yates, deceased, was a prominent farmer of
Richmond Township for many years. He was born in that township,
July 9, 1840, and lived in Ashtabula County during his entire life.
In 1860 he was married to Miss Lydia Marriman, a native of
Pennsylvania, born in 1840, and to this union two children were born:
Ella, deceased; and L. T., the subject of this sketch.
Mr. Yates died Feb. 12, 1915, and his wife died Jan. 12, 1910.
L. T. Yates attended the public schools and took
a business course at Ada, Ohio. He has always been interested in
farming and owns a well improved farm of 155 acres in Richmond Township.
Mr. Yates specializes in dairy farming and has 20 head of pure
bred Holstein cows.
On Dc. 15, 1898, Mr. Yates was married to
Miss Jessie Weir, a native of Richmond Township, born Aug. 11, 1876,
and the daughter of John and Maxine (Frey) Weir. Mr.
Weir was a native of Scotland, born Nov. 22, 1833. At the age
of 14 years he came to this country with his parents and located at
Johnson, Ohio. He served through the Civil War and died Dec. 8,
1923. His wife died July 8, 1918. Mr. and Mrs. Weir
were the parents of the following children: Adelbert, Robert
and William, all deceased; Mrs. Yates; May Leonard,
lives at Wiliamsfield, Ohio; and Maggie, died in infancy.
To L. T. and Jessie (Weir) Yates have been born five children, as
follows: Howell A., born Mar. 30, 1900, lives in Richmond
Township; John M., born June 1, 1902, at home; Ella A.,
born May 9, 1904; Leota L., born Mar. 7, 1908, a student; and
Marjorie W., born Feb. 5, 1922.
In politics Mr. Yates is identified with the
Republican Party. He is a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Yates is an industrious and energetic farmer, highly esteemed in
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|HARRY G. YOUNG,
a leading fruit farmer of Ashtabula County, is a member of one of the
county's honored pioneer families. He was born in Ashtabula, Oct.
12, 1880, and is the son of Addison and Emily (Simons) Young,.
Addison Young was born in Beaver County, Pa., in
1842, the son of James and Nancy Young. He was a bookkeeper
for the New York Central Railroad for several years and also taught
school in Lawrence County, Pa. On account of poor health Mr.
Young decided to engage in farming and farmed until the time of his
death in 1995. He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted with
Company I, One Hundred Thirty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Mr. Young was too young to serve in the army, but after enlisting
three times was finally accepted and served for nine months.
Emily (Simons) Young was born near
Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1846, and was the daughter of
Henry Simons, who settled at Williamsfield when he was five years
of age, his parents having purchased a farm there. Mr. and Mrs.
Young, who were married in 1868, were the parents of two children:
Edna, married Perry Smith, lives in Ashtabula, and they
have seven children, Luida, Luella, Lucile, R. J., Luelda, Addison,
and Perry, Jr.; Harry G., the subject of this sketch.
Harry G. Young was reared and educated in
Ashtabula and now lives with his mother. He is unmarried.
Mr. Young raises fruit and berries extensively and has a well
In politics Mr. Young is identified with the
Republican party. He is a member of the Methodist Church and is
well liked in Ashtabula and the surrounding community.
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