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Jesse Pratt Yancey Jr.

Jesse Pratt Yancey Jr.

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JESSE PRATT YANCEY, JR. born September 1857 in Carson City, Nevada. He was the son of JESSE PRATT YANCEY SR. who came west in 1853. JESSE moved to Prineville in 1880 where he engaged in ranching and stock business, in partnership with his brother STEVE. He also operated a horse team freight business from The Dalles to Prineville. Together they freighted the first equipment for the Prineville Power Plant. Jesse lived on his ranch where the Ochoco Lake now stands. The ranch house and barn were located just east of the dam. JESSE married CELIA FOREN October 10, 1883. She was the neice of DAVE PRINE who started the City of Prineville. They had four children, CECIL ROY, JESSE LLOYD, WILLIAM WARREN and RUTH LOUISA. CECIL died in 1904 at 20 years of age from an accidental handgun incident. He was not married. LLOYD married IRENE CASCADE FULLER (AUNT RENE), they had no chldren. He died in July 1963. RUTH married LUTHER BARNEY. They had three children MARION, ROBERT and MARY ELLEN.

WILLIAM WARREN (SLIM) YANCEY, born May 1894 in Lathrop, California while his mother and father were on vacation. Warren worked for his father in the ranching business until he joined the army in 1918. He served in France as an enlisted man in the Army Air Corps during World War I. After he returned to Prineville by way of the Prineville Railroad from Redmond. He was the first paying passenger on this railroad. He was appointed Prineville Marshall and later served as deputy Sheriff of Crook County under his uncle STEVE YANCEY. Warren joined the Oregon State Highway Patrol in 1927 and later became a charter member of the Oregon State Police. He served witht he State Police until 1939 when he was promoted to captain and commanded the Eastern District at Baker. In 1939 he returned to Prineville where he engaged in ranching on his ranch on upper Mill Creek bounded between the HARRY NEAL place and the Hereford ranch. He moved to Portland during World War II where he retired from Hyster Company in 1958.

History of Crook County published by the Crook County Historical Society in 1981.
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