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Yates, C. Vern (Clarence Vern), 1908-1985



  • Existence: 1908 - 1985

Biographical History

C. Vern Yates (1908-1985) was a dance instructor and the founder and owner of Yates Dance Records, Inc.

Clarence Vern Yates was born on August 5, 1908 to parents Clarence Hyrum Yates and Eathel Iris Allred. He married Sara Urilda Dummer on March 31, 1927, and together they had one son, Martell Yates. He owned the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. He founded Yates Dance Records to provide quality dance music to instructors. He was involved in professional dance instruction as well as dance programs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was called to serve on the general board of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association in 1958. He died on November 23, 1985 and was buried in Lehi, Utah.

Familysearch, via WWW, Feb. 2, 2015 (Photos and Stories; b. August 5, 1908; d. Nov. 23, 1985; married Sarah Urilda Dummer on March 31, 1927) MyHeritage, via WWW, Feb. 2, 2015 (Clarence Yates; father Clarence Hyrum Yates; mother Eathel Iris Allred), via WWW, Feb. 2, 2015 (C Vern Yates in the 1940 census; had one son; Martell Yates) Deseret News, via WWW, Feb. 2, 2015 (Obituary: Sara D Yates; owned Fred Astaire Dance Studio; provided quality dance music to instructors), via WWW, Feb. 2, 2015 (June 16, 1958 The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah: Page 28; called to the YMMIA general board in 1958) UPB files, Feb. 2, 2015 (founded Yates Dance Records) Familysearch, via WWW, Feb. 2, 2015 (Person Details for C Vern Yates, "BillionGraves index"; buried in Lehi, Utah)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

C. Vern Yates papers, 1953-1973

 Series — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197223106045]
Identifier: UA 1140 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains dance notation choreographed or collected by C. Vern Yates. Dated 1953-1973.

Dates: 1953-1973