Submitted by Descendant: Anisca “Nickey” Bronson NEEL
Floyd was born 30 May 1882 at Shingle Creek, Osceola County, Florida, the son of William Henry Yates and Mary S. Bronson. He was the grandson of pioneers James Yates, Jr. and Mary Polly Lamb and great grandson of pioneers James Yates, Sr. and Agnes Rowland. Years ago it was common to name sons “General” and this was true in Floyd’s case as he did not serve in the military although he did register for World War I.
He married Edna Arnold on 12 May 1912 in Osceola County. Edna was born 14 November 1894, the daughter of Joseph Wheeler Arnold and Azaline Montsdeoca and granddaughter of Manuel Montsdeoca and Matilda Willingham.
Floyd and Edna had five children all born in Kissimmee: Alvena Lucille “Al”, Thelma Rosetta, Earl Floyd, Edna Marcella “Marcie”, and Lois Fay Yates.
Floyd, a hardworking man, worked for the City of Kissimmee for forty-five years. He died 29 September 1952. Floyd and Edna are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Florida.
General Floyd Yates was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002