Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Farmington in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park

 
 
Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
1. Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.
Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park
----------
Dedicated to two valiant men who gave their lives
saving others during the raging flood of August 1955
----------
Charles J. Yodkins, Sr
A Farmington Police Officer
----------
Joseph J. Morin, Jr
A Private Citizen
----------
August 19, 1955

 
Location. 41° 45.283′ N, 72° 52.722′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Farmington Avenue (Connecticut Route 4) and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south on Farmington Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park, a narrow strip of green, alongside the Farmington River. Marker is in this post office area: Farmington CT 06032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unionville Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Unionville Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Farmington (approx. 0.7 miles away); Farmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); An Industrial History of Unionville, 1780-1880 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lt. Vincent H. Core Memorial Site
Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
2. Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Unionville Feeder Canal (approx. 2.6 miles away); Canal Junction (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
Regarding Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park. Charles Yodkins Sr., 43, a police officer and volunteer firefighter in Farmington, rescued several people in Unionville on Aug. 19. When he heard of a stranded family in River Glen, he knocked on the door of Joseph "Jackie" Morin, 22, a University of Connecticut student, looking for a boat. Morin offered his, and insisted on coming to help. They were trying to get the Frey family on board when the boat overturned in the Farmington River. Yodkins, Morin and the entire Frey family - Robert Carl Frey, 57; his wife, Mildred Barrows Frey, 55; and their daughter Mildred Ruth Frey, 16 - were drowned. A memorial dedicated to Yodkins and Morin is located at the former site of the River Glen neighborhood.
 
Also see . . .  Honoring Heroes Of The '55 Flood. (Submitted on July 14, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
3. Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
Paid Advertisement