Shall Yerger (25 May 1853-22 Jan. 1884)

Shall Yerger was the son of William Yerger (1816–1872), a lawyer and a judge in Jackson, MS, and his wife, Malvina Hogan (Rucks) Yerger (1819–1914). He grew up in Jackson, and attended the University of Virginia in session 47 (1870-1871). There he studied Mathematics, History and Literature, and Modern Languages. In the later years of his life, Shall Yerger was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Bolivar County, Mississippi. He never married.

Yerger had suffered from “chronic gastritis” throughout his life, and that is what caused his death in Bolivar County in 1884. After his death, his remains were buried beside those of his father in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS.

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2 Responses to Shall Yerger (25 May 1853-22 Jan. 1884)

  1. Jean, can I reblog these?

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    Learning about the students who attended the University of Virginia (UVA). Author, Jean L. Cooper, gives insight to their life and the life on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s university.

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