Birthdays on November 21
John Henry Yates was born at Batavia, N.Y. He worked as a shoe salesman, a newspaper editor, and later as a hardware store manager. In 1886 Yates entered the Methodist ministry, then later in life, he pastored a Free Baptist Church. Under the encouragement of Ira D. Sankey, Yates wrote several Gospel songs, including "Faith is The Victory."