VOKES, the name of a family of English actors. FREDERICK MORTIMER YOKES (1846-1888), the son of a costumier, made his first appearance on the stage in 1854. In 1861 he, his sisters Jessie (1851-1884), Victoria (1853-1894) and Rosina (1858- 1894), and Walter Fawdon (Yokes), first as the " Yokes Children " and then as the " Yokes Family," began to perform at music halls and at the pantomimes, and by their agility and humour made the name well known to English and American theatre-goers. Fred Yokes was a man of real inventiveness as well as rare acrobatic skill.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)