The Funeral of Thomas E Hayes

The Funeral of Thomas E Hayes

Monday, September 21, 1897 Manchester Union Page 4 Funeral of Thomas E Hayes The remains of Thomas E Hayes were removed from the family residence, 30 Second St., to the Cathedral Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, where the funeral services were held, the Rev. Father Hennon officiating. The internment took place in the family lot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, and […]

Mrs Jane B (Keilty) Death Notice

Mrs Jane B (Keilty) Death Notice

Monday, August 1, 1927 The Union, City Editor  Page 11 Mrs. Jane B. Hayes Mrs. Jane B (Keilty) Hayes, a resident of Manchester for 70 years, died early Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry McNeil at 266 Goffstown Road, after a short illness. She was a native of Manchester, England. Mrs. Hayes lived most of her […]

Jane B (Keilty) Hayes Obituary

Jane B (Keilty) Hayes Obituary

Monday, August 2, 1927 The Leader (City Edition) Page 12, Col 7 Mrs Jane B Hayes The funeral of Mrs. Jane B Hayes took place Tuesday afternoon from the family home, 266 Gofftstown Road. Sorrowing relatives and friends assembled at St. Patrick’s Church where at 9 o’clock, Rev. Joseph R O’Connor celebrated a high mass of Requiem assisted by the […]

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 […]

Biography of Nathaniel Cutler Jr.

Biography of Nathaniel Cutler Jr.

Source: Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley”, volume III Nathaniel, son of John, was born about 1808, Somers, Westchester County, New York and resided in the town of New Castle, where he was a successful farmer, and died at the age of 18 years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, […]

New York City Police Officer Patrick S Hanley

New York City Police Officer Patrick S Hanley

I recently received a packet of information about Patrick Hanley from the New York Police Department.  Patrolman Patrick S Hanley was appointed to the New York City Police Department on April 3, 1890 and was issued Patrolman Shield number 4866. According to Patrick Hanley’s Police Department “Transfer and Assignment Card”, Patrick was born in Ireland on 9 September 1865.  But […]

The Marriage of George Oakley Yerks to Annie Dora Cutler

The Marriage of George Oakley Yerks to Annie Dora Cutler

Finally…. conclusive proof as to the parents of George Oakley Yerks arrived today via US Mail.  George Oakley Yerks is the great, great grandfather of Colleen Hayes, my wife.  Since acquiring George’s Brooklyn Death Certificate several years ago, there has been a lingering doubt in my mind as to who his parents really were.  This is because the Death Certificate indicated […]

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 […]