Joseph Richard Yoakley

Male 1856 - 1917  (60 years)


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  • Name Joseph Richard Yoakley  [1, 2
    Born 14 Aug 1856  Phelps Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As JR  [2
    Birth 14 Aug 1856  St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth Aug 1862  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Postmaster (1885), General Merchant (1900)  [1, 3
    Died 22 Jun 1917  Denton, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried 24 Jun 1917  Shiloh Cemetery, Shiloh, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I7057  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2009 

    Father Charles Yoakley,   b. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Amelia J. Hodges 
    Family ID F5049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Georgia A. Mills,   b. 6 Oct 1859, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1945, Ralls, Crosby Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Mar 1882  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Wilton Carlos Yoakley,   b. 25 Feb 1883, Denton Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1958, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. C. Wallos Yoakley,   b. 14 Feb 1888, Lewisville, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1957, VA Hospital, Lewisville, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Richard Byrlos Yoakley,   b. 11 Dec 1891, Denton Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1953, Perryton, Ochiltree Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Joseph R. Yoakley,   b. 23 Aug 1890,   d. 5 Oct 1890  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Wilma Cowan Yoakley,   b. 25 Nov 1895, Lewisville, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1954, Bethania Hospital, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F5045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • “Joseph R. Yoakley is the fifth of the nine children born to his parents. The first seventeen years of his life were passed on the farm and the following three years were passed in a printing office. In 1876 he came to Texas, stopped in Tarrant county four years, and then settled in Shiloh, where for the past eight years he as been engaged in general merchandising. He received the appointment of postmaster in November, 1885, and has filled the postion until the present time to the entire satisfaction of the community. In March 1882, Mr. Yoakley married Miss Georgia Mills, daughter of Dr. Mills, of Alabama, and there have been born to this union two children -- W. Carlos and C. Wallace.”

      “JR had a general store, a sawmill & was a blacksmith. Said to be a Scottsman. Member of "Woodmen of
      the World". Had sons: Wallos, Carl, Berlos & Joseph & a daughter Wilma.”

      The family was living in Denton Co., Texas in 1900.

      “J. R. Yoakley Dead

      Record-Chronicle, Special
      WAKETON, June 26. -- J.R. Yoakley, a well known businessman of Yoakley’s Store near Shiloh, died at his home Saturday afternoon of heart failure, and was buried in Shiloh cemetery Sunday, several from here attending the services.

      Mr. Yoakley was well known thruout his section of the county where he had lived for many years. He was postmaster at Shiloh a number of years before that office was discontinued.”

      Yoakley opened his store in 1880 and operated it until his death in 1917. His wife ran the store thereafter at least until the 1930s. It was one of the oldest businesses continuously run in Denton Co. It was a general merchandise business in the 1880s, and for many years the Yoakleys had a large volume of trade, supplying the needs of the people over a wide area of the county. In the earlier days a large stock of merchandise, including dry goods and clothing, was carried, but with the advent of better roads and faster means of travel, more of the people in that section traded in larger communities, and by the 1930s a smaller stock of goods, consisting largely of groceries and various household articles, is carried. [1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S576] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    2. [S1195] Post to GenForum: John W. Yokley b. 1838, Vernon Co., Mo., Peg Hesler Moore.

    3. [S1194] (F. A. Battey & Co. 1889).

    4. [S1200] Old Shiloh Cemetery (records), Betty Finley.

    5. [S1196] J. R. Yoakley Dead.

    6. [S1198] Woman Visits Sister for First Time in 48 Years.