Born: c. 1868
Died: December 31, 1956
Married: Harriet Jenkins Yardley
Children: Alfred Jenkins Yardley
Farnham Yardley was an industrialist, and an original member of the Saranac Club of Bartlett's Carry.
New York Times, December 31, 1956
Farnham Yardley, Manufacturer, Dies; Chairman of Jenkins Valve Concern, 88
Special to The New York Times.
ORANGE, N. J., Dec. 30 — Farnham Yardley of Llewellyn Park, West Orange, chairman of the board of directors of Jenkins Brothers, valve manufacturers, of 100 Park Avenue, New York, died today in Orange Memorial Hospital after a short illness. His age was 88.
Before becoming board chairman in 1947, Mr. Yardley had served as vice president of the Jenkins concern from 1911 to 1917, and then as president. He also was chairman of the board of Jenkins Brothers, Ltd., of Montreal; chairman of the board of the First National Bank of West Orange and a past president and member of the advisory committee of the American Supply and Machinery Manufacturers Association, Inc.
Mr. Yardley had been a Councilman in East Orange, as well as Mayor of West Orange in 1915 and 1916 and a Republican Presidential elector from New Jersey in 1921. During World War I he was Federal Food Administrator for East and West Orange and chairman of the First Liberty Loan and War Savings Stamp Committees for the Oranges.
A senior warden of Holy Innocents Protestant Episcopal Church in West Orange, he also was a trustee of the West Orange High School Scholarship Fund, the Marcus L. Ward Home in Maplewood, and Record Ambulance, House of Good Shepherd and Metcalf Memorial Association, all of Orange.
Mr. Yardley was a vice president and trustee of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks and a former Governor General In New Jersey of the Society of Colonial Wars, Society of the Cincinnati and the Sons of the American Revolution.
From 1894 to 1899 he was an aide to the commanding officer of the New Jersey Naval Reserve and during the Spanish-American War he was paymaster on the U. S. S. Portsmouth.
He was a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. He was a member of the Essex County Country Club and the Union, Racquet and Tennis and Merchants Clubs of "New York.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Harriet Jenkins Yardley, and a son, Alfred Jenkins Yardley of Darien, Conn.