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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Alexander Miner York
Candace M. Tracy
Marriage: 26 March 1877
Earl Preston York
Jessie L York
Roscoe Tracy York
Olive Ada York
Duke A York
Eloms P York

Spouse and Children

26 March 1877
Independence, Kansas


    Earl Preston York


    Jessie L York




    Duke A York


+1 More Child

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    William H. York


    Irvine Amos York


    Julius Hamlin York


    Clarissa Elizabeth York


+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.

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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