Ada Watterson Yerkes Family Photograph Albums (PG178)
About this collection
Ada Watterson Yerkes (1873-1963) was related to three families who settled early in the Western Reserve. The Harper family came from New York in 1798 and founded Harpersfield, Ohio. The Norton family came from New York before 1839 when Ada Yerkes' maternal grandparents were married in Harpersfield. The Watterson family came from England in 1826 and settled in Warrensville, Ohio. Various family members served in the Civil War and were active in a number of business ventures, including the Gardner Gun Company of London, England and the Ogleby-Norton Company of Cleveland. The collection consists of photographs relating to the Harper, Norton, and Watterson families.