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York - Jesse P.

ource: Waveland Independent February 28, 1930

The body of Jesse P. York, who died at his home in Indianapolis on Friday, was brought here on Monday afternoon and laid to rest in Maple Ridge, after a short service conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bell of Terre Haute, a cousin of the deceased. The following obituary was prepared by Mr. York several years ago. "Jesse Powers York was a son of Dr. Shubal and Elizabeth S. (Fisher) York born in Paris, Ill., October 3, 1847; he was the 4 th son of a family of eight children he attended the private and public schools of Paris until he attained the age of 17 years, he left school and home enlisted in Co. G. 43 rd Indiana Vols. In 1864 for one year or during the war, he remained in the military service until the close of the war being the only survivor of four: Father, Henry Clay and John Milton York who gave their lives that this nation might live and the stars in the flag may never grow dim. Jesse took up the study of law under Judge Andrew (York) Trogdon of Paris, Ill., moved to Vermillion County, Indiana, in the year 1865, was admitted to the bar, served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for a period of eight years and subsequently elected to the principal office for one term. He was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Susan Clore of Waveland, on the 29 th of September 1885, in Terre Haute by Rev. H. O. Braden pastor of the Christian Church. His home has been in Dana since 1875.' His health failing Mr. And Mrs. York lived for a time in Waveland with Mrs. York's sisters, Mrs. William McClain and Mrs. Mary Shirk, later moving to Indianapolis. Those from a distance were Mrs. H.C. Hoagland, Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Servies, Mrs. Mary Shirk and Miss Besse McClain of Indianapolis, Rev. and Mrs. Henry M. Bell of Vincennes and Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Bell of Dana. Doren Clore was a brother-in-law.
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