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Myrtle Grace Harris Yerkes
Birth: Aug. 30, 1882
Henderson
Vance County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1954
Upper Darby
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

The second daughter of Samuel Rogers Harris and Rosalie Melissa Hicks, she married Dawson Martin Yerkes and moved to the Philadelphia area where she had two children. Her only son Samuel Harris Yerkes died at four years of age in North Carolina, and he is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Henderson. Her daughter Rosalie Mary Yerkes (Figge) is also buried there. Myrtle died of cancer and is buried with her husband in Abington.

Obituary published Thursday Sept 23, 1954 in the Upper Darby paper.

Headline "Mrs. Myrtle H. Yerkes, 72, Wife of Millbourne Magistrate Is Dead" (Accompanied by a Luedecke photo)

Mrs Myrtle Harris Yerkes, 72, of 6413 Market St., Millbourne, wife of Millbourne magistrate Martin Yerkes and a prominent club woman died at her home Sunday after a long illness.
Born in Henderson, N.C., Mrs. Yerkes graduated from Henderson Female College and from Western Maryland College in 1901. She moved to Philadelphia following her marriage in 1905.
President of the Philadelphia Mothers Club from 1937 to 1939, she was secretary and director of the Millbourne Needlework Guild Branch and member of the Auxiliary of Millbourne Fire Col., Hathaway Shakespeare Club and West Philadelphia Reading Club.
She was a charter member of Betsy Ross Button Club and won many national prizes for her rare and unusual button collection. For 49 years she was a member of Oak Park Fourth United Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Figge, wife of a professor of anatomy at the University of Maryland medical school, four sisters, Mrs. Robert M. Andrews, Mrs. Ethel H. Kirby and Mrs. Samuel R. Watson, all of North Carolina, and Mrs. James H. Pyle of Maryland; two brothers, Samuel R. Harris Jr. of North Carolina and Dr. Julian E. Harris, chairman of the University of Wisconsin romance language department; and two granddaughters.
Service was at George C. Toppitzer's in Drexel Hill, followed by interment in the Yerkes lot, family lot for 79 years at Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Rogers Harris (1853 - 1942)
  Rosalie Melissa Hicks Harris (1855 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Dawson Martin Yerkes (1882 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Rosalie Mary Yerkes Figge (1909 - 2006)*
  Samuel Harris Yerkes (1911 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mabel Blanche Harris (1881 - 1948)*
  Myrtle Grace Harris Yerkes (1882 - 1954)
  Olive Pearl Harris Andrews (1884 - 1969)*
  Ethel Lewis Harris Kirby (1886 - 1985)*
  Roselle Harris Watson (1889 - 1976)*
  Samuel Rogers Harris (1892 - 1989)*
  Virgie Lynne Harris Pyle (1894 - 1984)*
  Julian Earle Harris (1896 - 1988)*
  Willard Watts Harris (1899 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: My grandmother
 
Burial:
Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Abington
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: RosalieAnn
Record added: Dec 19, 2002
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