Sylvia L. Yendes

24 April 1890–May 1980 (Age 90)
Webster, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life of Sylvia L.

When Sylvia L. Yendes was born on 24 April 1890, in Webster, Monroe, New York, United States, her father, Peter Beauregard Yendes, was 29 and her mother, Emma Gavin, was 24. She married Giles Rolfe Scofield on 20 August 1913, in Fairport, Perinton, Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Penfield, Monroe, New York, United States in 1905 and Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in May 1980, in Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Giles Rolfe Scofield
Sylvia L. Yendes
Marriage: 20 August 1913
Giles Rolfe Scofield
Hiram Merton Scofield

Spouse and Children

20 August 1913
Fairport, Perinton, Monroe, New York, United States


    Giles Rolfe Scofield


    Hiram Merton Scofield


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

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

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Mendo, a reduced form of Menendo ( see Menendez ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvia Schofield in household of Rolfe Schofield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Silva Yenders in household of Peter Yenders, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Sylvia L Yeudes in household of Peter B Yeudes, "United States Census, 1900"

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