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Mallie M. Yost genealogy research files

circa 1920s-1930s, 1.2 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of Montgomery County
Creator:
Yost, Mallie M.
Title:
Mallie M. Yost genealogy research files
Date:
circa 1920s-1930s
Call Number:
30
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 document boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mallie Mae Morris, born about 1883, married Walter Feather Yost and settled in Norristown, Pennsylvania. They owned the successful Walter Yost Rug and Awning Shop, located on the corner of Dekalb and Airy Streeets in Norristown. The Mallie M. Yost genealogy research files, circa 1920s-1930s consist of notes on individual Yost family members, clippings, correspondence, transcribed deeds and wills, and copies of historic documents.
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Biography/History

Mallie Mae Morris, born about 1883, married Walter Feather Yost and settled in Norristown, Pennsylvania. They owned the successful Walter Yost Rug and Awning Shop, located on the corner of Dekalb and Airy Streeets in Norristown.

The Yost family progenitor was Jacob (Jost) Yost (1696-), who emigrated from Zweibrucken, Germany in 1727. He settled with his wife Elizabeth Shambach in what is now known as Whitpain Township. The Yost Homestead Farm remained in the family until 1922.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Yost family genealogy research, circa 1920s-1930s, with notes on individual family members, clippings, correspondence, transcribed deeds and wills, and copies of historic documents.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of Montgomery County for information about accessing this collection.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Historical Society of Montgomery County: Yost Family Association records, 1812-1976.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Yost family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Norristown (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy

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