Yeaton, Inez [Scribner] (1872-1943)

Inez [Scribner] Yeaton
Inez [Scribner] Yeaton

In Recognition For: Service to the Town of Gray

Inez [Scribner] Yeaton (18 Jun 1872 - 12 Mar 1943) was born in Casco and educated at Bridgton Academy.  By the time Inez moved to Gray in 1908, she had worked as a schoolteacher in Maine and a bookkeeper in Massachusetts; married Victor Hugo Yeaton and given birth to four daughters.  The Yeaton family lived at the corner of Lewiston & Weymouth Roads, where they had a small farm.  Their house & barn burned down in 1933, but they rebuilt. Inez was active in her community, serving as a Noble Grand of Hiawatha Rebekah Lodge and a Chaplain of Gray Grange, No. 41.  She owned and operated the Silver Leaf Tea Room for a while, located across the street from her home on Lewiston Road.  At the March 1936 annual town meeting, Inez was elected as Tax Collector.  This was the first time in Gray's history that a woman was chosen for that office.  She served in this capacity for about seven years.  

Sponsor: Elizabeth C. Bullen
Added: 12 Nov 2013

Photo courtesy of  Grandchildren: Nancy McMinn, Winona Mancini, Judy Pepin, Walter Burnell, and Richard Burnell