Monday, July 1, 2013

Frank Yaw.

Frank Yaw.

Birth: Jul. 28, 1849.
Death: Mar. 19, 1918.

Spouse: Mary Alice Adamson. Yaw (1863 - 1935)

Children: May Flower Yaw Weaver (1886 - 1963), Clyde Yaw (1891 - 1941).

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

When Mr. Yaw first came to Wichita he was a tramp he had no money or a place to stay.  He left Wichita and tramped around the country went to New Mexico and Colorado will in Colorado he worked on two cow ranges.  Mr. Yaw had a love for Wichita and came back and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a foreman.  He finely bought two lots near Wichita but had no money to build a house.  Mr. Yaw made a deal with a Dr. Minturn who advanced him $500.  Mr. Yaw work on the farm of Dr. Minturn for $20, per month until the $500, was paid off. Dr. Minturn had a hired girl by the name of Mary Alice Adamson, who Mr. Yaw married on June 23, 1883.  Later Mr. Yaw sold out and bought some land in section 20, of Waco township, there he became a Fruit Grower and would become well known through out the state as a fine Fruit Grower.

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