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 Mordecai Yarnall

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Mordecai Yarnall

  • Birth 16 Apr 1816 USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1879 USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot North Hill, Lot 53.
  • Memorial ID 37190815

Professor of Mathematics, United States Navy.

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Yarnall, Mordecai
Professor, February 1, 1839. Retired List, April 16, 1878. Died February, 27, 1879.

Mordecai Yarnall (1816-1879) is best known for his work on star catalogues. He was appointed a Professor of Mathematics in 1839, worked with O.M. Mitchel at the Cincinnati Observatory during the 1840s, and came to the Naval Observatory in 1852. At the Naval Observatory Yarnall became the quintessential observer with the meridian instruments, including the 5.3-inch transit instrument and the mural circle. Yarnall's star catalogs of 1873 and 1878 gained wide respect for the Observatory.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 17 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37190815
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mordecai Yarnall (16 Apr 1816–27 Feb 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37190815, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .