Seymour Eybert Yendes was born at Watertown, New York, on December 28, 1883. When he was but a few years old, his parents removed to Dayton, where he received his education in the public schools. He began work in a factory after leaving school, and in time learned the trade of screw maker. This occupation he followed until he was appointed patrolman on the police force, April 28, 1908. Mr. Yendes, though one of the new men on the force, is giving satisfaction, and is regarded as a good officer by his superiors. He is married, his wife's name being Francis. He belongs to the Foresters and Masons.