How to use Yonkers in a sentence
The town of Yonkers was incorporated in 1788 and the village in 1855.
The remainder of his life was spent in retirement at his country home, Greystone, near Yonkers, New York, where he died on the 4th of August 1886.
It is served by the New York Central & Hudson River and the New York, New Haven & Hartford railways, and by electric lines to New York City, Yonkers, New Rochelle, &c. The city has various manufactures, but in the main is a residential suburb of New York; the finest residences are in the eastern, central and north-eastern sections, the last being known as Chester Hill; the foreign-born element is largely concentrated in the western part.
A large number of charitable and other public institutions have been established in the United States and elsewhere by the order, of which may be mentioned the large orphan asylum in Cleveland, the home for the aged and infirm at Yonkers, N.Y., the National Jewish hospital for consumptives at Denver, and the Maimonides library in New York City.
Among the public buildings are the City Hall, the High School and a Manual Training School, and Yonkers is the seat of St Joseph's Theological Seminary (Roman Catholic; 1896), the Halsted School (founded 1874) for girls, and a business college.Advertisement
Yonkers is an important manufacturing city, and in 1905 the value of its factory products was $33,548,688.
The whole settlement soon came to be called "De Jonkheer's Land" or "De Jonkheers" - meaning the estate of the young lord, as Van der Donck was called by his tenants - and afterwards Yonkers.
Early in the War of Independence Yonkers was occupied for a time by part of Washington's army, and was the scene of several skirmishes.
In 1872 Yonkers became a city; at the same time the southern part was separately incorporated as Kingsbridge, which in 1874 was annexed to New York.
Because Dobbs Ferry had been a part of Philipse Manor all lands in it were declared forfeit at the time of the War of American Independence (see Yonkers), and new titles were derived from the commissioners of forfeitures.Advertisement
If your deceased relative died in Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers before January 1 of 1914, you will have to write to the appropriate registrar of that city in order to obtain a death certificate.
Yonkers also has an Office for Genealogical Research where you can print a form and request a uncertified copy of your ancestor's death certificate.
In 1867 it passed into the possession of Yonkers, and from 1872 to 1908 was used as the city hall.