Biography of Carlton E. Yates


Yates, Carlton E., Buffalo, was born in Hinsdale, N. Y., January 7, 1850, a grandson of Emery Yates, who was born in Vermont in 1791, and served as volunteer in the war of 1812; he came to Western New York soon after the close of the war and was one of the first settlers in Hinsdale, where he died in 1856. Carlton E. Yates's education was limited and he early in life commencedbusiness for himself in a saw mill at Scott's Corners, where he remained for a few years and then removed to Taitnadge Mill, Pa., to look after the mill interests for F. H. Goodyear, remaining there until 1887, when he removed to Buffalo and has since been engaged in buying hard wood lumber. He was for five years with the Empire Lumber Co., and is now with the Union Lumber Co. of Jamestown. He was elected town collector of Hinsdale in 1874 and justice of the peace in 1875, and again in 1883, resigning that office to go to Talmadge Mill, Pa. March 15, 1871, he married Florence E. Huyck, and they have two daughters living in Buffalo; Edith R., wife of Peter Post, and Katherine E., wife of A. R. Hague. Mr. Yates is a member of the Red Jacket Lodge I. O. O. F., and Knights of the Maccabees.

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