Legislator Details

George G. B. Yeckley
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 43

Vital Records Information:

Date: 2/13/1831
City: Gorham, NY
County: Ontario County, NY
Country: US
Date: 3/18/1875
City: Hamilton, MI
County: Van Buren County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial:
City: Decatur, MI
County: Van Buren County, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: Hamilton Cemetery

Marital Information:
married Eliza Reed, dau. of Samuel Reed; children: 6, Wade C., Camilla, Read and Gertrude and 2 others

Number of Children: 6


Military Service:
Occupation: farmer
Race: Caucasian or White

common schools

Biographical Sketch:
Son of Adam and Gertrude Yeckley. Emigrated to Michigan in 1853 and settled in Ypsilanti township. In 1860, he moved to Van Buren county, Hamilton township. Served as Hamilton township supervisor several terms, was chairman of the board of supervisors and Ypsilanti township justice of the peace. Member of the Grange and the Odd Fellows.

Notable Facts:

Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Geological Survey , Mines and Minerals , Engrossment and Enrollment
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Decatur
County of Residence Van Buren
District: Van Buren 2
District Description: Townships of Arlington, Bangor, Columbia, Deerfield, Geneva, Hamilton, Hartford, Keeler, Lawrence and South Haven

Date Elected: 11/3/1874
Date Sworn In: 1/6/1875
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: Died
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Succeeded by William Thomas.


Manual 1875 p.115; MIBiog 2:479; Find-a-Grave.com; MIDeathsRec 1867-1950; USCen 1870; Ensign (B)p.366, 466[a], includes portrait;