Alexander Miner York

1838–1928 (Age 89)
Byron, Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alexander Miner

When Alexander Miner York was born on 7 July 1838, in Byron, Ogle, Illinois, United States, his father, Miner Manassah York Jr., was 28 and his mother, Majory Irving, was 30. He married Juliette Preston on 4 March 1861, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 25 February 1928, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Miner York
1838–1928
Candace M. Tracy
1853–1921
Marriage: 26 March 1877
Earl Preston York
1869–1955
Jessie L York
1873–
Roscoe Tracy York
1880–1949
Olive Ada York
1883–1884
Duke A York
1895–
Eloms P York
1899–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 March 1877
Independence, Kansas
children

(6)

    Earl Preston York

    Male1869–1955Male

    Jessie L York

    Female1873–Female

    Male1880–1949Male

    Female1883–1884Female

    Duke A York

    Male1895–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1838–1928Male

    William H. York

    Male1840–Male

    Irvine Amos York

    Male1842–1863Male

    Julius Hamlin York

    Male1845–1920Male

    Clarissa Elizabeth York

    Female1847–1915Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society

Age 24

"The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England, or perhaps in some cases a regional name from the county of Yorkshire. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the British name Eburacum, which probably meant ‘yewtree place’. This was altered by folk etymology into Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘outlying settlement’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers in the area, who altered it back to opacity in the form Iorvík and eventually Iork, in which form it finally settled by the 13th century. The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander York, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alexander M York, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alexander M York, "United States Census, 1880"

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