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John George Yerkey

Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA
Death 17 Jul 1940 (aged 56)
South Australia, Australia
Burial Mitcham, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia
Plot E 24
Memorial ID 161008779 · View Source
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John George YERKEY, of 15 Avenue Road, Payneham (Adelaide), South Australia, died at the age of 56 years on Wednesday, July 17, 1940.

His funeral took place on Friday, July 19, 1940. He was interred in the Mitcham General Cemetery.

John’s wife, Mary Penelope YERKEY, died at the age of 53 years on Friday, April 17, 1942. Her funeral took place on Saturday, April 18, 1942. She was also interred, in the same grave, in the Mitcham General Cemetery.

The location of their grave is recorded as E24.

Note: The above information was provided by fellow Find-A-Grave member - Glenn Kinter - Thank you.


Word of the death of Dr. J. G. Yerkey, fifty-five, former Grant county resident, at his home in South Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, was received last night by his sister, Mrs. Virgil Mast, 607-1/2 West Third street.

Dr. Yerkey was born in West Virginia and came to Indiana with his family when a child. He practiced osteopathy and chiropractry in Fairmount for several years before going to Australia.

During a trip around the world about 20 years ago he stopped in New Zealand and decided to remain there. He established a practice there and later went to Sydney, Australia, and for the last several years had practiced at New Adelaide.

Chronicle (Marion, IN) - Thursday, July 18, 1940

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  • Created by: LYoung
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161008779
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John George Yerkey (25 Apr 1884–17 Jul 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161008779, citing Mitcham General Cemetery, Mitcham, Mitcham City, South Australia, Australia ; Maintained by LYoung (contributor 47144241) .