Minnie Evelyn York

Female23 June 1907–16 November 1999

Brief Life History of Minnie Evelyn

When Minnie Evelyn York was born on 23 June 1907, in St. Stephen, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Arthur Augustus York, was 28 and her mother, Eunice Ellen Beathem, was 23. She married Oakley Giles in 1928, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She lived in Howland, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 15 years. She died on 16 November 1999, in Howland, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oakley Giles
Minnie Evelyn York
Marriage: 1928
Ramona Vivian Giles
Elizabeth L Giles
Lila Giles
Clarice Ann Giles
Mary Lee Giles
Sandra Giles

Sources (12)

  • Minnie Giles, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Minnie Evelyn York, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Minnie E Giles in entry for Robert M Neal and Ramona Giles, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1928Maine, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1917 · World War I Contributions

    Age 10

    The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.


    Age 24

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    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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