York, Aaron Parkhurst

Male 1852 - 1921  (69 years)


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  • Name York, Aaron Parkhurst 
    Born 17 Mar 1852  Guthrie Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1921  Adel Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !BIRTH: 1)1856 Guthrie Co, IA, State Cens. Aaron P. York, age 4, b Iowa. In
      !MAR: Mar Rec of Van Buren Co, IA.
      !PROBATE: Dallas Co, IA Wills, Box Y-3. Will made 31 Jul 1908; d 29 Oct 1921;
      !FAMILY: Children's births from the family bible of Aaron Parkhurst & Sarah
      !HISTORY: Went by name of "Park." Worked in Carson City, NV, when a young man where he met his future wife.
      !CENSUS: 1880 Washoe Co, NV, census, p. 331. York, P. Aaron [sic], age 28,
      !NEWSPAPER: News clipping from Redfield, Iowa, newspaper, dated June 1909,

      OBITUARY - Dallas County News - November 2, 1921 p.1
      Aaron Parkhurst York
      Back in the pioneer days when the country was new and undeveloped, there was born to Mr. & Mrs. John Wesley York on March 17, 1852, a baby boy whom they named Aaron Parkhurst, the subject of the sketch, he being the 1st white boy born in Guthrie County, while yet a small boy, scarcely 4 years old when he was bereft of a mother's love and care, having to make his own way alone in the world he went at an early age to Nevada where he came in contact with yet a newer country meeting adversity and prosperity with undaunted courage and with the motto to win, overcame the obstacles of the far west. It was while here that he met the companion of his life, and in due time they returned to his early home in Iowa where he was married to Sarah Catherine Rail of Van Buren County, February 16, 1882. They then located on the farm in Colfax township where they lived and raised their family of nine children to manhood and womanhood; Mrs. C.N. Martin, Redfield IA; J.M. York who lives on the old home place, Adel; Mrs. H.L. Frye, Redfield; C.W. York, Redfield; Mrs. Guy Chapman, J.W. York, Fred L. York, Mrs. Lee Myers, Mrs. Hazel Walker, all of Adel; one daughter dying in infancy. Mr. York lived to see his children all in comfortable homes of their own and in 1918 he and his good wife retired to a cozy home in Adel to rest and enjoy the labor of their earlier days. At the age of 31 he gave his heart to God at the meetings held in the schoolhouse at Colfax township, later helping to build the Colfax M.E. Chapel of which he was the Supt. of Sunday School for years. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 31 years. He joined the church in Adel on moving to town and has been faithful. He loved the Sunday School and Church. He was highly respected and loved by the members of the Friendly class. During the month of July he was taken sick and in a short time critically ill, and has hovered between life and death for nearly 4 months, passing from this world Oct. 29, 1921, aged 69 years, 7 months, 12 days. He was a patient sufferer, always interested in the topics of the day, ready with his jokes. During the last few days, his suffering was intense and he signified his willingness to go, saying he was ready to those of us who were permitted to be at his bedside. We could learn this lesson to our comfort that his faith in God was sublime and his patience unexcelled. He leaves to morn his passing, his wife, 9 children, 27 grandchildren, 3 half-brothers, and one half-sister, and a host of friends.
      Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church conducted by Rev. D.B.S. Prather. Interment was at Panther Creek Cemetery.
    Person ID I5512  Hougham
    Last Modified 20 Nov 1999 

    Father York, John Wesley
              b. 1829
              d. 28 Feb 1896, Eldon Wapello County Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Hougham, Sarah Ann
              b. 7 Oct 1829, Park in Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Oct 1857, Guthrie County Ia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1849 
    Family ID F1068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rail, Sarah Catharine
              b. 28 Dec 1857, Van Buren Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 May 1923, Redfield Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1882 
    Children 
    +1. York, Flora May
              b. 5 Dec 1882, Colfax Township Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Sep 1930, Redfield Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. York, Joseph Marlon
              b. 8 Jan 1884, Colfax Township Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Jun 1971, Adel Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. York, Cora Belle
              b. 7 Feb 1885, Colfax Township Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Apr 1956, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. York, Charles Wesley
              b. 2 Jun 1887, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Oct 1981, Adel Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. York, LuWeltha
              b. 10 Jan 1889, Colfax Township Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Dec 1968, Des Moines Polk Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. York, Walter Jay
              b. 31 Mar 1890, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Jun 1957, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. York, Sarah Cathrine
              b. 9 Feb 1892, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Feb 1892, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. York, Fred Lee
              b. 10 Aug 1895, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Aug 1993, Dallas Centre Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     9. York, Addie Orvetta
              b. 7 Mar 1899, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Sep 1996, Dallas centre Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     10. York, Hazel Marie
              b. 3 Mar 1901, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Nov 1966, Dallas Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F2160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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