Mary Agnes Yerkes (1886 - 1989)
Mary Agnes Yerkes was born in Oak Park, Illinois on August 9th, 1886. Her parents, Charles Sherman Yerkes and Mary Greenlees Yerkes, had moved to their N. Grove Ave. home a few years earlier from Ohio. She was the third child of four siblings; Reuben Archibald, Alice Agnew, and Charles Greenlees. Mary Agnes graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1906, and became an accomplished local artist. She studied at the Rockford College, the Academy of Fine Arts [where she also taught] and the School of the Chicago Art Institute, had special painting instruction under Wellington Reynolds, John W. Norton and Walter Marshall Clute, and participated in numerous exhibition
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