Thomas Wesley Yonker

6 July 1900–24 August 1954 (Age 54)
Bethany, Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Wesley

When Thomas Wesley Yonker was born on 6 July 1900, in Bethany, Harrison, Missouri, United States, his father, Fredrick Wallace Yonker, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Nickerson, was 32. He married Ida Olive Decker on 26 November 1925, in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fairfield Election Precinct, Hayes, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Wallace, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 August 1954, in Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Cedar Bluffs, Decatur, Kansas, United States.

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Thomas Wesley Yonker
Ida Olive Decker
Marriage: 26 November 1925
Marvin Lavern Yonker
Sindy Mae Yonker
Sarah Elizabeth Yonker
Mabel Ruth Yonker
Roy Fredrick Yonker
Lawrence Levirl Yonker

Spouse and Children

26 November 1925
Oberlin, Decatur, Kansas, United States



    Sindy Mae Yonker


    Sarah Elizabeth Yonker



    Roy Fredrick Yonker


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Jonker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wessley in household of F W Yonker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas W Yonkers in household of Frederick W Yonkers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mess T Yonker, "United States Census, 1930"

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