Robert York

1852–8 July 1930 (Age 78)
Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert York was born in 1852, in Bethel, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Robert York, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Anne Bennett, was 21. He married Edwina Alfretta Danforth on 22 September 1877, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Norway, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Paris, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. He died on 8 July 1930, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Robert York
Edwina Alfretta Danforth
Marriage: 22 September 1877
Gertrude Addie York
William Robert York
Mary Ella York
Dorothy Alvetta York
James Gly York

Spouse and Children

22 September 1877
Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings



    George York



    James York


World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries: 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert York in household of Theodore Saunders, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert York in household of Edmund P Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert York, "United States Census, 1920"

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