Biographical Sketch of

Oscar Reuben York

Oscar R. York was born in North Stonington, Conn. April 27, 1843, the son of Reuben and Elizabeth (Brown) York, also of that place. He remained in his native village until 1866 when he came to Brownsdale for two years and worked for his uncle A.D. Brown. Then he purchased the southwest quarter of section 2 and built on section 9.

In 1874 he returned to Connecticut, and on February 17 of that year married Sarah Stanton, of Voluntown, Conn. This union was blessed with one child, Mrs. Jennie Smith.

Mr. York worked on his farm until after the death of his wife, November 29, 1905. In 1908 he went to Udolpho and took up his home with his daughter Mrs. Smith. His wife,

Sarah Stanton York was born August 9, 1845 in Voluntown, Conn., daughter of Gen. William Stanton. Until the time of her death she was an active worker in the Baptist church and Sunday school of Brownsdale.

Note: Buried at Brown Cemetery in Brownsdale

Transcribed from History of Mower County, 1911

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Oct. 2006