BirthdayDecember 4, 1902
BirthplaceLondon, UK

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  1. About Peter Yorke

    Full name: Peter Yorke
    Also known as: Peter Yorke, Yorke, Peter
    Professions: Music Department, Soundtrack, Composer

  2. Peter Yorke Known for

    Stardust (1938), Ships with Wings (1941), Emergency-Ward 10 (1957), And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

  3. Peter Yorke Death information

    Died: Saturday, 4th of April, 1925 (Age: 22)

  4. Peter Yorke Biography

    Father Peter Christopher Yorke (15 August 1864 in Galway, Ireland - 4 April 1925 in San Francisco, California) was an Irish-American Catholic priest and a noted Irish Republican and Labor activist in San Francisco. He was the youngest child of Gregory Yorke, a sea-captain, and his wife Brigid, née Kelly. He was pastor of St. Peter's in 1914.The Yorke family were originally from Holland, where the name was spelled Jorke. Peter Yorke's grandfather, Christopher Yorke, came to Galway in the early 19th century, building lighthouses and breakwaters in Galway, Aran and Westport. Gregory Yorke died six months before Peter was born. In 1882, Yorke graduated from St. Jarlath's College in Tuam. He then went to St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, where he studied for 4 years before being adopted by the Diocese of San Francisco. He was ordained in 1887.In San Francisco, he became the editor of The Monitor, an Irish Newspaper. In 1901, he supported the workers in a Teamsters strike. In 1902, he founded and edited a local newspaper called The Leader.A short street called Peter Yorke Way in San Francisco, which runs from the junction of Geary Boulevard and Gough Street to Post Street, is named after him. The headquarters of the Archdiocese of San Francisco is located at 1 Peter Yorke Way.Author of the best-selling text book The Ghosts of Bigotry, originally re-published in San Francisco 1913 from new plates, the originals having been destroyed in the Earthquake and Fire of 1906. It was the genesis work of the Catholic Truth Society, in response to an anti-Catholic literary campaign by the American Protestant Association, and a frank account of the "Black Myths" of English Protestant opposition to the Roman Catholic Church from the reign of Elizabeth the First through to Catholic Emancipation and the failed Ecclesiastical Titles Bill in the 19th Century. Its concluding chapter sets the scene of Catholic resurgence in the USA. The publisher was the Text Book Publishing Company, 641 Stevenson Street.

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