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    Earl A. Yates, M.D. Among the well-known and successful medical specialists of Piqua, one who has met with much success in the treatment and cure of diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat is Dr. Earl A. Yates. Doctor Yates was born at Conover, Miami county, Ohio, March 11, 1874, a son of Samuel S. and Phoebe A. (Shanks) Yates, natives of the same county, where they passed their lives, the father being a veteran of the war between the North and the South. There were six children in the family, namely: Alice J., who is married; Florence E., deceased; Mary A., married; Samuel F., engaged in business at Detroit; Clara P., who is married, and Earl A. Earl A. Yates attended the graded school and high school at Conover and Lena and after his graduation became a student at the Ohio State University. He was graduated from the medical department with his degree of Doctor of Medicine, and began practice at Sidney, where he remained for seventeen years, acquiring a large clientele. Coming to Piqua in 1914, he has since been successful in building up a large professional business, in establishing himself thoroughly in public confidence and in placing himself high in the ranks of his calling and the estimation of his fellow practitioners. He belongs to the various organizations of his profession, is a valued member of Temperance Lodge at Sidney, and the Masonic fraternity, in which he has long held membership. When the United States entered the great World war, Doctor Yates began to give his support to the various war movements, and in the fall of 1918 entered the United States Medical Corps. He was sent to Camp Greene, North Carolina, where his entire service was passed, and received his honorable discharge in January, 1919. Doctor Yates married Martha B., daughter of Doctor H. B. Denman, a practicing physician of Lena, Ohio, and to this union there have been born two children: Ralph D., born in 1900, who is a student at Ohio State University, and Clara L., born in 1906, attending the graded schools at Piqua.

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