Dr. Paul C. Yates died at his home, in Neosho on February 18, 1907, after a lingering illness. The death of this devoted father and husband was a great shock to his family and a loss to his State of a good physician and noble, kindly Christian gentleman, who was ever ready to sacrifice his own pleasure for the good of others. Dr. Yates was born in Randolph County. Missouri on March 1, 1836, the oldest son of Judge John M. Yates, a native of Virginia. Judge Yates belonged to a prominent family, with Revolutionary ancestors of note, and Chief Justice John Marshall was his great uncle, for whom he was named.
Dr. Yates was married to Miss Alice Levy in Camden, Arkansas at the close of the war but in 1880 returned for his health to South Missouri, where he practiced his profession till his health failed, last year. He leaves a wife and seven children: Mrs. Ruby Lacy, of Portland, Oregon, Misses Levy, Emma, and Mamie Lee, and Jack and Paul, of Portland, and Edward, of Globe, Ariz. In the army, in his lodge (he was a Mason in high standing), in his profession, and in his home, he was the same, faithful to every trust and ever zealous in the cause of good. Dr. Yates worked untiringly in aid of the monument in memory of the Confederate soldiers a few years ago, and it was completed in time for "The Gray Soldier" to stand guard over his resting place in beautiful Neosho."
— From Find-a-Grave, located by Adam Seaman