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Norma May Yerdon

Norma May Yerdon

Female 1929 - 2008  (79 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Norma May Yerdon was born on 1 Jul 1929 in Camden, Oneida County, New York (daughter of Gleason Abraham Yerdon and Mary Margaret Owens); died on 3 Jul 2008 in Utica, Oneida County, New York; was buried on 5 Jul 2008 in Forest Lawn Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.

    Notes:

    Norma and her family grew up in Camden, where she still lives and keeps track of her growing family of grandchildren and Neice and nephews.
    Norma and her family grew up in Camden, where she still lives and keeps track of her growing family of grandchildren and Neice and nephews.

    Norma married Francis William Corcoran [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Patrick Gleason Corcoran
    2. Ronald Francis Corcoran

    Norma married Joseph Charles McNamara on 18 May 1968 in Camden, Oneida County, New York. Joseph was born on 16 Jul 1928 in Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 9 Jan 1999 in Rome, Oneida County, New York; was buried on 12 Jan 1999 in Forest Lawn Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Gleason Abraham Yerdon was born on 17 Nov 1899 in Greenborough, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York (son of William Abraham Yerdon and Julia Anna Donahue); died on 1 Feb 1986 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; was buried on 4 Feb 1986 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.

    Notes:

    Gleason was raised in Greenborough, Redfield township. He and his siblings attended Yerdon District School. A photo from about 1913 shows him, Norm and Maude with 6 other students, all cousins under the instruction of Clara Carr. Other early photos that show Gleason are sugaring scenes from the woods, and logging photos with his father.
    Following their marriage Gleason and Mary settled in Camden. Gleason worked as a Laborer in various heavy construction projects. In April 1940 Gleason was injured in the infamous Little Falls train wreck. After three months in the hospital Gleason took a position at one of Camden's wire mills.
    Gleason was active in community affairs, serving as a Volunteer Fireman. He was a founding member of the Otto Mills Hunting Club in Redfield. In his spare time Gleason enjoyed refinishing furniture and gardening with his wife Mary.
    Gleason was raised in Greenborough, Redfield township. He and his siblings attended Yerdon District School. A photo from about 1913 shows him, Norm and Maude with 6 other students, all cousins under the instruction of Clara Carr. Other early photos that show Gleason are sugaring scenes from the woods, and logging photos with his father.
    Following their marriage Gleason and Mary settled in Camden. Gleason worked as a Laborer in various heavy construction projects. In April 1940 Gleason was injured in the infamous Little Falls train wreck. After three months in the hospital Gleason took a position at one of Camden's wire mills.
    Gleason was active in community affairs, serving as a Volunteer Fireman. He was a founding member of the Otto Mills Hunting Club in Redfield. In his spare time Gleason enjoyed refinishing furniture and gardening with his wife Mary.

    Gleason married Mary Margaret Owens on 25 Nov 1926 in Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York. Mary was born on 16 Oct 1906 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; died on 16 Dec 1993 in Utica, Oneida County, New York; was buried on 20 Dec 1993 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Margaret Owens was born on 16 Oct 1906 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; died on 16 Dec 1993 in Utica, Oneida County, New York; was buried on 20 Dec 1993 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.

    Notes:

    Mary enjoyed gardening and embroidery. She and her family Also were avid card players with friends.

    Notes:

    Marriage is also listed in Camden Advance Journal

    Children:
    1. Grace Jean Yerdon
    2. William Gleason Yerdon was born on 14 Jun 1935 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; died in 2010.
    3. Margaret Maude Yerdon was born on 17 Jun 1927 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; died on 21 Jul 2015.
    4. 1. Norma May Yerdon was born on 1 Jul 1929 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; died on 3 Jul 2008 in Utica, Oneida County, New York; was buried on 5 Jul 2008 in Forest Lawn Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Abraham Yerdon was born on 28 Sep 1872 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York (son of Abraham Yerdon and Catherine E. Boothe); died on 7 Mar 1937 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; was buried on 10 Mar 1937 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.

    Notes:

    Will Yerdon was a hunter and trapper in North Redfield. He logged the North Woods with his brothers and kept a small farm on modern County Rt. 17. Will had red hair and a beard as a younger man. He worked the "sugar bush" on the family land each year.
    Will Yerdon was a hunter and trapper in North Redfield. He logged the North Woods with his brothers and kept a small farm on modern County Rt. 17. He and Julia were married at a Hotel in Sandy Creek with nephew Melfi Yerdon and Julia's sister Minnie Donahue standing up for them.
    On October 11, 1909 their house burned down, only to be rebuilt and burned again in January 1939. (Lester & Ettie Yerdon's Diaries)
    Will made syrup from his "sugar bush" and had a small farm.

    William married Julia Anna Donahue on 13 Feb 1898 in Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York. Julia was born on 17 Jul 1875 in Oswego, Oswego County, New York; died on 30 Sep 1954 in Lacona, Oswego County, New York; was buried on 2 Oct 1954 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Julia Anna Donahue was born on 17 Jul 1875 in Oswego, Oswego County, New York; died on 30 Sep 1954 in Lacona, Oswego County, New York; was buried on 2 Oct 1954 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.

    Notes:

    Julia was raised in North Redfield on the Little John Road where her family had moved just prior to her birth. She attended schools in Greenborough, and the old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church until it closed.
    Married to William Yerdon in 1898, the couple settled on County Rt. 17 just above Caster Rd. Will and his brother Andy owned a sizable tract of land there on both sides of the road. The children attended the nearby school that was known then as Yerdon District.
    Following Wills' death the old homestead burned. Julia moved her remaining possessions to daughter Maude's home in Lacona, and then went to work in Camden for a time caring for two children there. In the early 1940s she returned to Lacona where she boarded at a home and cared for an elderly lady.
    In her last years Julia lived on Park St. with daughter Maude. She was tragically struck and killed by a "beeline" express train car while walking across town. She is buried in Camden with her husband.

    Notes:

    Married by Justice Amos W. Wood at a Hotel in Sandy Creek. Melfi Yerdon and Minnie Donahue were attendants, the couple spent the night at Michael Donahue's in Greenboro. (Lester Yerdon Diary)

    Children:
    1. Norman Sherwood Yerdon was born on 9 Aug 1902 in Greenborough, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 4 Jan 1981 in Fulton, Oswego County, New York; was buried in Jan 1981 in St. Mary's Cem., Florence, Oneida County, New York.
    2. Oren William Yerdon was born on 21 Jan 1911 in Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 15 Dec 1994 in Oswego, Oswego County, New York; was buried in Dec 1994 in Greenboro Cem., Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York.
    3. Maude Viola Yerdon was born on 17 Feb 1904 in Greenborough, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 24 Sep 1976 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; was buried on 27 Sep 1976 in Wesleyan Cem., Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York.
    4. 2. Gleason Abraham Yerdon was born on 17 Nov 1899 in Greenborough, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 1 Feb 1986 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; was buried on 4 Feb 1986 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Abraham Yerdon was born on 10 Feb 1837 in Macomb Township, St. Lawrence County, New York (son of Abraham George Yerdon and Leah Vrooman); died on 19 Feb 1923 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried on 22 Feb 1923 in Greenboro Cem., Redfield Township, Oswego County, New York.

    Notes:

    On January 31, 1909 Abraham had all of his family assembled at the house to mark son Edward's return for a visit from South Dakota. According to son Lester's Dairy they celebrated Edward, Ella and Jennie's birthday, then on February 3rd they all met in Pulaski to have two family photos taken at Huested Studios. These are probably the famed two group shots of Abraham with each of his families.

    Abraham married Catherine E. Boothe between 1869 and 1872. Catherine (daughter of William A. Boothe and Catharine Mariah House) was born in 1849 in Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York; died on 27 Nov 1923 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried on 30 Nov 1923 in Greenboro Cem., Redfield Township, Oswego County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Catherine E. Boothe was born in 1849 in Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York (daughter of William A. Boothe and Catharine Mariah House); died on 27 Nov 1923 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried on 30 Nov 1923 in Greenboro Cem., Redfield Township, Oswego County, New York.

    Notes:

    Died at son William's home.

    Children:
    1. Andrew Loren Yerdon was born about 1885; died on 4 Jan 1962 in Greenboro, Redfield Township, Oswego County, New York; was buried on 6 Jan 1962 in Greenboro Cem., Redfield Township, Oswego County, New York.
    2. Norman Yerdon was born on 25 Oct 1875 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 20 May 1955 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; was buried on 23 May 1955 in Woodlawn Cem., Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York.
    3. Jennie Alice Yerdon was born on 31 Jan 1877 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 15 Mar 1954; was buried in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York.
    4. Anna Yerdon was born in 1879 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 6 Jul 1934 in Camden, Oneida County, New York; was buried in Jul 1934.
    5. 4. William Abraham Yerdon was born on 28 Sep 1872 in Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York; died on 7 Mar 1937 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; was buried on 10 Mar 1937 in Forest Park Cem., Camden, Oneida County, New York.