This photo is of four generations of James L Yerks’. It was taken circa 1969. Based on a few early census records, James L Yerks appears to have changed his name from Leroy Yerks to James Leroy Yerks. James L Yerks Sr is the son of Annie Cutler and George Oakley Yerks. He had two brothers; Ralph who was killed […]
Congratulations to Samantha Jean Yerks, class valediction for the Port Chester High School class of 2009. She graduated on Saturday, June 27, 2009. We are all VERY proud of her! Here is a short photo/video tribute to her.
BERKELEY – Donald William Yerks Sr., 81, of the Bayville section of Berkeley, died Monday, Nov. 24 at home. He has lived in Bayville for the last 46 years, and retired from the Ciba-Geigy Corp. of Toms River in 1984 after working there 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force […]
James L. Yerks Jr. of Cos Cob died on Oct. 1 at Greenwich Hospital. He was 95 years old. Mr. Yerks was born in Goldens Bridge, N.Y., on May 21, 1912 to the late Catharine and James L. Yerks Sr. He had lived in Greenwich since 1919. Mr. Yerks retired from Petro Oil. He was a member of the Cos […]
CLARENCE LEROY “CY” YERKS, 87, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Silverton, TOMS RIVER, died Sunday, May 20, at The Pines at Whiting. Born Nov. 26, 1919, in Silverton, Mr. Yerks was the son of the late William Yerks and Myrtie Gant Yerks. Mr. Yerks, a lifetime resident of Silverton, was a local mechanic and car repair expert for 70 […]
Tonight, while doing some random research on the web, I came across the most incredible story about the William Yerks, brother to James Leroy Yerks I and Ralph Yerks. James L Yerks I did not serve in World War I, but William and Ralph did. Ralph Yerks was killed in action in France on 13 Sep 1918 and is buried over […]
The Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department in Greenwich, CT dedicated their meeting hall to long time Volunteer James Leroy Yerks, II. Jim joined the Cos Cob volunteer department in 1933 and remained a member for more than 70 years . He was the Volunteer Fire Companies Treasurer since 1953 and was a volunteer driver for 25 years.
For James Yerks Jr., serving with the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department is simply a way of life and has been for the last 70 years. His loyalty and service to the town were recognized last Wednesday when volunteer firefighters from 11 towns in the Fourth Congressional District were honored by Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz at a Public Service […]