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Pope Yeatman

Pope Yeatman, American mining engineer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal. Member American Institute Mining Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institution Mining and Metallurgy (London). Engineers’ Society St. Louis, Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

Background

  • Yeatman, Pope was born on August 3, 1861 in St. Louis. Son of Thomas and Lucretia (Pope) Yeatman.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 1883.

    Career

    • January 1941); children—Jane Bell (Mistress Ernest C. Savage), Georgina Pope, Pope. In mining in Mexico, Missouri, New Mexico, Colorado, 1883-1895. Mining engineer Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, Ltd., and manager Robinson Deep Gold Mining Company, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1895-1899.

      Also general manager Simmer and Jack Proprietary Gold Mining Company Ltd., 1899. General manager and construction engineering Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Limited company, Transvaal, South Africa, 1899-1904. Construction engineering M. Guggenheim’s Sons Company, and Guggenheim Exploration Company.

      Also construction engineering Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining Company, Chile Exploration Company, of Chile, Braden Copper Company, of Chile, 1906-1916. Independent consultant practice since 1916. Vol. for service of the United States in World War, August 1917.

      Construction engineering, later chief non-ferrous metals div. War Industries Board, Washington, until January 1919.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institution Mining and Metallurgy (London). Engineers’ Society St. Louis, Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

    Connections

    • Married Georgie Claiborne Watkins, June 28, 1894 (deceased. Children: Jane Bell (Mistress.
    • father: Thomas Yeatman
    • mother: Lucretia (Pope) Yeatman
    • spouse: Georgie Claiborne Watkins
    • child: Jane Bell (Mrs Yeatman
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    Born August 3, 1861
    Died December 5, 1953
    (aged 92)
    Nationality

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