Etc. -- I. E. York's 1930 obituary
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An unedited transcription of a page 1 article from Thu 6 Feb 1930 Waterford Star. 
[Some paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber]

Lt.-Col. I. E. York

Waterford 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.

Born in 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 him.

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.

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