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The Sad Tale of Two Yerks Brothers, As Told By Area Newspapers, Postcards, Photos & Genealogy

The Sad Tale of Two Yerks Brothers, As Told By Area Newspapers, Postcards, Photos & Genealogy

Isaac Yerks was born circa 1823 to John Van Tassel and Fanny Yerks in New Castle, New York. He was the first of nine children born to them. Somewhere in the mid-1850s, Isaac married a woman by the name of Elizabeth and began their family, living in the town of Mount Pleasant near other Yerks relatives. Ezra Yerks, Isaacs younger […]

Fire in Alexander Yerks’s Store Almost Destroys Chappaqua

Fire in Alexander Yerks’s Store Almost Destroys Chappaqua

The newspaper article below was published in the Mount Kisco Record on December 20, 1890. It tells an interesting story how Chappaqua residents banded together to prevent a conflagration that could have destroyed their town.  A fire that started at Mr Alexander Yerk’s store quickly spread and challenged the residents of Chappaqua to save their town as there was no […]

Surprise Party For Reginald Parrett... A Family Affair

Surprise Party For Reginald Parrett… A Family Affair

This article was published in the Newtown Register on Thursday, February 9, 1911. According to this brief article, on Saturday, Jan 28, 1911 there was a surprise birthday party for Reginald W Parrett. Reginald was married to Irene Tierney. Irene is a daughter of Mary Jane Kinneary and Thomas W Tierney. They lived at 9 Chestnut Street in Corona, Queens. […]

A "Chip Off The Old Block"...Raymond A Tierney Jr.

A “Chip Off The Old Block”…Raymond A Tierney Jr.

The following article was published on November 12, 1952 in The Brooklyn Eagle.  It tells the story of Raymond A Tierney Jr sterlings high school sports experience and the sports successes of numerous family members.  The article mentions that Raymond is the grandson of Police Inspector Frank A. Tierney.  Grandfather Frank was one of the outstanding rowers with the Dauntless […]

James T. Tierney Killed In Horrific New York City Automobile Crash

James T. Tierney Killed In Horrific New York City Automobile Crash

James T. Tierney, son of Sarah and James F. Tierney,  was killed on December 12, 1931 when the “hired automobile” he was driving went out of control on Edgecombe Avenue, 25 feet south of the Middle Bridge Viaduct.  The car  plunged 100 feet into Colonial Park, landing upright. Rescuers found him still sitting in the drivers seat, but accoding to […]