Alexander Yeats

Alexander Yeats

Male Abt 1885 - 1933  (~ 48 years)

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  • Name Alexander Yeats 
    Born Abt 1885  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation a well-known local contractor and resident of Calgary for 25 years 
    Died 13 Mar 1933  Calgary, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I204  McClelland Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2002 

    Family Agnes McClelland,   b. 03 Mar 1887, Belfast, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1979, Sarcee Auxilliary Hospital, Calgary, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 07 Jun 1911  Calgary, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1885 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Jun 1911 - Calgary, Alberta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1933 - Calgary, Alberta Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alexander Yeats
    Alexander Yeats
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    Documents
    Alexander Yeats death certificate
    Alexander Yeats death certificate
    Alberta Certificate of Death, March 13, 1933
    Yeats/McClelland marriage certificate
    Yeats/McClelland marriage certificate
    Alberta Certificate of Marriage
    Alexander Yeats and Agnes McClelland
    Alexander Yeats and Agnes McClelland
    Certificate of Marriage

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] Obit - Alexander Yeats, (March 14, 1933).

    2. [S223] Death - Alexander Yeats, (Alberta Social Services and Community Health, Edmonton, Alberta, May 22, 1981).

    3. [S138] Obit - Alexander Yeats, (March 14, 1933), The Calgary Herald covered Alexander's fatal accident as follows in the March 14, 1933 edition:

      Two Calgary Men in Fatal Auto Accident
      J.J. Wilson, Alex. Yeats Meet Death at Arrowwood Bridge
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      Death stalked again Monday afternoon at the small steel bridge on the Sunshine trail, 20 miles east of High River, when J.J. Wilson and Alexander Yeats, two pioneer Calgarians, were almost killed instantly when their car skidded off the road.
      William Gray, also of Calgary, was the first to meet death Sunday morning when his car skidded on the same icy patch of roadway and crashed into the bridge.
      Mr. Wilson was driving Mr. Yeats to Lethbridge when the car skidded on the road, and crashed 15 feet down the embankment into the river bed.
      Both were thrown from the car, Mr. Yeats being found pinned beneath one of the wheels when the car turned over. Mr. Wilson was breathing slightly when found, but Mr. Yeats was dead, belived from a fractured skull.
      An inquest into the two deaths will be held Tuesday afternoon at High River, with Dr. G.M. Carson of Vulcan, coroner, in charge. Coroner Dr. George R. Johnson, of Calgary, stated Tuesday that there would be no inquest into the death of William Gray, killed Sunday morning in the same place. Dr. Johnson phoned Edmonton and received instructions that an inquest was unnecessary.
      [ one paragraph on Mr. Wilson omitted]
      Mr. Yeats, who resided at 1818 Twenty-ninth avenue southwest was a well-known contractor and a resident of this city for the past 25 years.
      [ 3 paragraphs on Mr. Wilson omitted]
      Mr. Yeats was born in Scotland about 1885, and leaves his widow in Calgary, a sister in Toronto, and two sisters and a brother in Scotland.
      Funeral services will be announced later by Jacques funeral residence.

      The Thursday March 16, 1933 edition of the Calgary Herald announced his funeral:

      YEATS - March 13, Alexander Yeats, aged 47 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Agnes Yeats, 1818 Twenty-ninth Ave. S.W. Services, conducted by Rev. G. A. Dickson, at Know United church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. JACQUES Funeral Residence in charge of arrangements.

    4. [S167] Marriage - Yeats/McClelland, (Social Services and Community Health, Alberta, 1911).