Mary Alice Yerkes

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

The Life 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

about 1882
, Plainfield, New Jersey


Parents and Siblings



    Clara Taylor Yerkes


    Ida Catharine Yerkes


    Sarah Elizabeth Yerkes


    Joseph Ball Yerkes


    Mary Hannah Yerkes


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 17

What is now Scotch Plains was originally incorporated as Fanwood Township on March 6, 1878, by an act of the New Jersey Legislature from portions of Plainfield Township and Westfield Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Fanwood Borough on October 2, 1895. Fanwood Township was renamed as Scotch Plains on March 29, 1917, based on the results of a referendum held that same day.

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 spelling of German and Dutch Jerkes, a patronymic from the personal name Jerke .

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

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Sources (3)

  • 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"
  • Alyce Y Mcgee in household of Walter M Mcgee, "United States Census, 1930"

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