Thomas Arthur Yerkes

1 March 1946–27 October 2010 (Age 64)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of Thomas Arthur

When Thomas Arthur Yerkes was born on 1 March 1946, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, his father, Pfc Arthur Alexander Yerkes, was 26 and his mother, Mable Irene Gillaspie, was 26. He married Marietta Brown on 22 February 1995, in Butte, California, United States. He lived in Lakewood, King, Washington, United States in 1996. He died on 27 October 2010, in King, Washington, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Thomas Arthur Yerkes
Marietta Brown
Marriage: 22 February 1995

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22 February 1995
Butte, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 1

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.
1948 · KING-TV 

Age 2

In 1948, KING-TV was the first TV station not just in Washington, but the whole Pacific Northwest. It is an NBC tv station licensed to Seattle and Tacoma.

Age 17

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

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)

  • Thomas A Yerkes, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Thomas A Yerkes, "Washington Divorce Index, 1969-2014"
  • Thmas Arthur Yerkes, "Find A Grave Index"

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