Pearl Yates - Private

Rank: Private
Date Of Birth: Jan 31, 1899
Date Of Death: Nov 22, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Albia, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (Middle Panel)


Private Pearl W. Yates was born in Mendota, Missouri and grew up in Albia, Iowa. He was the son of Nellie Yates.

He came to Iowa State College in the Mechanical Training Detachment.

Pearl died of influenza on November 22, 1918 during the Spanish Flu epidemic that hit Ames and the college campus.