Mary Alice Yerkes

13 May 1861–11 June 1949 (Age 88)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Yerkes was born on 13 May 1861, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Rev. David John Yerkes, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, was 34. She married Walter M. McGee about 1882. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Somerset, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and North Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States for about 30 years. She died on 11 June 1949, at the age of 88, and was buried in Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter M. McGee
Mary Alice Yerkes
Marriage: about 1882
Walter Vaughan Mc Gee
Alice Elizabeth Mc Gee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1882
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 18
    Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
    Age 24
    North Plainfield was set off from the Township in the year 1885, Watchung in the year 1926, and Green Brook in 1932.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Jerkes, Jerks, a patronymic from the personal name Jerke .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (13)

    • Mary A Yerkes in household of David J Yerkes, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary A Mcgee in household of Walter M Mcgee, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
    • Mary A. Yerkes in entry for Alice E. McGee, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"

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