Edgar Turenne Oates was born on 15 June 1875 to James Holroyd Oates and Martha Jane (Potts?) He was baptised at Brunswick Chapel in Leeds on 14 July 1875 and the record shows that the family were living at 30 Bond Street. The family were still living at 30 Bond Street at the time of the 1881 Census, the census shows that this address was a savings bank and that James was “Secretary of Savings Bank”.

By the time of the 1891 Census James was still the “Secretary of Savings Bank” at 30 Bond Street and Edgar was a 15 year old scholar.

By 1901, Edgar was a Bank Manager living at 87 Queen Street in Coatham near Redcar.

Edgar was back in Leeds but 1910 living at 6 Norfolk Place in Chapel Allerton and working as a Bank Manager. He married Elsie Kate Faulkner at the Wesleyan Chapel in Chapel Allerton on 22 June 1910. The 1911 Census shows that they had settled at 12 Methley Drive and that Edgar was a Branch Bank Manager.

Edgar became the manager of the Yorkshire Penny Bank on Servia Road. On the 11 December the bank was the scene of an armed robbery and Edgar was shot dead.

Edgar was buried in St Matthew’s churchyard in Chapel Allerton on 18 December 1919.

Probate reads:

OATES Edgar Turenne of 12 Methley-drive Chapel Allerton Leeds died 11 December 1919 at the Yorkshire Penny Bank Servia-road Leeds Probate London 5 February to Elsie Kate Oates widow. Effects £813 0s. 6d.