Walter Francis Yeager

4 May 1890–14 June 1961 (Age 71)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Walter Francis

When Walter Francis Yeager was born on 4 May 1890, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, JOHN B YEAGER, was 26 and his mother, Mary Anne Long, was 29. He lived in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 15 years. He died on 14 June 1961, in Lancaster Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Mary Anne Long
Clarence Yeager
John B Yeager Jr.
Walter Francis Yeager
Leonard Yeager
Helen Mary Yeager
Oscar Yeager
Amelia Yeager

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    Mary Anne Long




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 15

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jäger ( see Jaeger ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Yeager in household of Amelia Erdman, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Walter Yaeger in household of John Pryor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Yeager in household of John B Yeager, "United States Census, 1920"

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