Frederick Winfield York

10 April 1927–21 September 2010 (Age 83)
Farmingdale, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Frederick Winfield

When Frederick Winfield York was born on 10 April 1927, in Farmingdale, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, George Wendell York, was 46 and his mother, Rena Alberta Dillingham, was 42. He married Frances Sawyer Williams on 4 September 1950, in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 21 September 2010, in Delaware, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Frederick Winfield York
Frances Sawyer Williams
Marriage: 4 September 1950
Maureen Frances York

Spouse and Children

4 September 1950
Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)

1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 1

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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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Story Highlight

Frederick Winfield York

When I was in ninth grade I made the basketball team. A wonderful memory of my father is that he attended everyone of my games no matter where I playing. This meant so much to me. My father built a …

Sources (3)

  • Frederick W York in household of Geo W York, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frederick W York in household of Geo W York, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frederick W in entry for Frances Williams York, "Maine, Tombstone Inscriptions, Surname Index, 1620-2014"

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