The Puzzle Pieces Finally Fit Together

The Puzzle Pieces Finally Fit Together

Way back when, I picked up a Brooklyn Death Certificate for George Oakley Yerks from the New York City Archives.  He was the  great x2 grandfather to Colleen Yerks Hayes, my wife.  The Death Certificate disrupted everything I thought I knew about George Oakley Yerks and his parents.  According to his Death Certificate, his parents were listed as George _________ […]

150 Years Ago….

150 Years Ago….

One hundred and fifty years ago… today…. Henry William Lewis, an immigrant from Wales, was on board a ship that was fired upon by the canon batteries at Morris Island, marking the beginning of the Civil War. http://hayesfamily.us/index.php/2008/10/28/226/ Jeremiah D Sheehan prepared to join the war as a private in Company C of 3rd Infantry Regiment New Hampshire (23 Aug […]

Biography of Nathaniel Cutler & His Family of Mount Kisco

Biography of Nathaniel Cutler & His Family of Mount Kisco

The following is a biography of Nathaniel Cutler Sr. (b. 1 Jan 1808, d. 12 Apr 1886).  Nathaniel is Colleen Yerks’ great x4 grandfather .  He lived in Mount Kisco, New York for most of his life, but may have been born in North Castle. He married Sally Ann Weeks in 1829 and had several children. John Cutler 1828 – 1850 […]

Private Ralph Yerks, 'Killed In Action' in France during World War I

Private Ralph Yerks, ‘Killed In Action’ in France during World War I

Ralph Yerks was the third and youngest son of George Oakley Yerks and Annie Cutler.  According to his draft registration card filed on June 5, 1917, Ralph was single, living in Rye and was working as a plumbers helper.  His two brothers, Leroy (later known as James Leroy) and William Benjamin also registered for the draft on June 5, 1917.  The […]

Obituary: Andrea Hayes Brady, Died January 8, 2011

Obituary: Andrea Hayes Brady, Died January 8, 2011

TAUNTON–Andrea M. (Hayes) Brady, 84 years old, died on Saturday morning January 8, 2011 in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston after becoming ill on Christmas Day. Born in Manchester, NH, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Sheehan) Hayes. Andrea was a graduate of Mt. Saint Charles School in Providence. For a few years after her marriage she worked as a […]

Obituary: Jean L Condos Yerks, Mother Of James L Yerks IV And Colleen Yerks Hayes

Obituary: Jean L Condos Yerks, Mother Of James L Yerks IV And Colleen Yerks Hayes

Jean L. Condos Yerks,  of Port Chester, died peacefully at age 67 on December 4 after a brief illness.  She was born in Stamford on March 31, 1943.  She is survived by her mother, Patricia Barnes, brother Rick Barnes, son James Yerks, daughter Colleen Hayes and her husband Philip and grandchildren Samantha Yerks, Philip and Kevin Hayes. Her life will […]