Colonel Alexander Miner York

Male7 July 1838–25 February 1928

Brief Life History of Alexander Miner

When Colonel 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, Margery Irvine, was 20. 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 Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, United States.

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

Sources (17)

  • Alexander York in household of M M York, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander M York, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Alexander M. York, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    26 March 1877Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 10

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


    Age 25

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

    In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .

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

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