An American Family History

Yetta L. Yarmark Morrison

Galicia is in east central Europe between Poland and the Ukraine. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna ceded Galacia to Austria. From 1873, Galicia was an autonomous province of Austria-Hungary with Polish, Ukrainian and Ruthenin as official languages. From the 1880s to the World War I, a mass emigration from Galacia occurred.

Yetta (Henrietta) L. Yarmark Morrison was born September 14, 1881 or August 13, 1885 or September 15, 1883 in eastern Galicia on the San River in the Lwow district. She was the youngest of six children. Her parents were Isidore (Itzig) Yarmark and Fanny (Frimet) Neger.

She married Simon S. Morrison in 1911. Their children and life together are described in the section on Simon and Yetta Morrison.

Her family came to the United States in about 1885. She went to school in Manhattan, New York. She liked to read and did not gossip. She spoke Yiddish and had a strong New York accent. 

She died on September 11, 1982 in Los Angeles, California.



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