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Clergyman , educator

Royden Keith Yerkes, American clergyman, educator.


Yerkes, Royden Keith was born on June 22, 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel Linford and Mary Anna (Walton) Yerkes.


Bachelor of Arts, Central High School, Philadelphia, 1899 (first honor). Bachelor of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1903, Master of Arts, 1911, Doctor of Philosophy., 1918. Bachelor of Divinity, Philadelphia Division School, 1906, S.T.D., 1912.


Deacon, 1905, priest, 1906, Protestant Episcopal Church. Assistant Church of Our Saviour, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1905. Rector Church St. John the Evangelist, Philadelphia, 1907, instructor, Hebrew and O.T., Nashotah (Wisconsin) House, 1908-1910.

University scholar in Semitics, University of Pennsylvania, 1910-1911, instructor Hebrew, since 1911. Instructor history of religions Philadelphia Division School, 1915-1917, assistant professor, since 1917.


Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, American Oriental Society, Philadelphia Oriental. Mason.; Club: Union League.


Married Euphemia Hamilton Taylor, of Montgomery, Alabama, October 9, 1907.

Samuel Linford Yerkes

Mary Anna (Walton) Yerkes

Euphemia Hamilton Taylor