lost a prominent citizen in the death of Col. I. E. York, which
occurred on Tuesday [4 Feb 1930] morning at his winter home, Yorkonia
Apartments on Alice Street.
A year ago Col.
York made the World Tour and after returning was far from well, but
attended business till early December when he was stricken with a
heart attack from which he never fully recovered.
Brownsville, Oxford County, he came as a young man to Waterford in
1878, engaging in the drug business here for fifty two years.
He was early
interested in military affairs, taking a commission as 2nd Lieutenant
in the 39th Regiment in 1882; was promoted at Captain in 1887, Major
in 1891 and Lieutenant Colonel in 1898. After commanding the Regiment
for five years he was transferred to the Reserve of Officers in 1903.
He was the oldest
member of Wilson Lodge, A. F. & A. M. and was worshipful master in
1883. For a number of years Col. York was Sec.-Tres. of the High
School Board and always took a deep interest in literary affairs.
The fine Welcome
Arch at the foot of Alice Street is a monument to his interest in the
beautifying of the town. Alice Street by-the-way was named for Mrs.
York, nee Alice Sovereign, who predeceased her husband some eight
years ago. A son, Dr. Howard York died in 1916.
Col. York was in
his 78th year. He is survived by one son, Gordon, a brother, Dr.
George York of Buffalo, and a sister, Mrs. Borland who resided with
The funeral will
be held from Mott's undertaking parlors on Friday afternoon at 2.30
o'clock. Interment in the York Mausoleum, Greenwood Cemetery.