Walking In The Footsteps of Our Ancestors

How Eastview, New York Looked in 1925

How Eastview, New York Looked in 1925

In this arial photograph you can clearly see where the old Westchester County Almshouse Complex stood. In the overlaid picture, the two foremost buildings can be seen in the red circle. You can also see the Almshouse cemetery on the other side the old Putnam (Ole Put) railroad tracks before is was buried beneath the Saw Mill River Parkway. The […]

Walking In The Footsteps of Our Ancestors... Melissa Campbell Yerks

Walking In The Footsteps of Our Ancestors… Melissa Campbell Yerks

On May 6, 1897, the local Chappaqua newspaper reported that Mrs. Osborn Yerks (Melissa Campbell) had moved into the Gabrielle Greeley Clendenin “hillside house.”  Gabrielle is the daughter of Horace Greeley, the well-known publisher of the Tribune Newspaper. Mrs. Clendenin was well-known for her charity and generosity. With this being just two years after the death of her husband, Albert […]