Emma S York (1906 - 1995)

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Emma S York
1906 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Emma S York was born on November 1, 1906. She died in May 1995 at 88 years of age. We know that Emma S York had been residing in Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.


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Emma S York passed away in May 1995 at 88 years old. She was born on November 1, 1906. We are unaware of information about Emma's family or relationships. We know that Emma S York had been residing in Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
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In 1906, in the year that Emma S York was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1916, she was only 10 years old when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1953, at the age of 47 years old, Emma was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1989, Emma was 83 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1995, in the year of Emma S York's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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Fred York
Oct 14, 1900 - July 1974
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Alma York
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Feb 25, 1902 - January 1978
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Roy York
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Sally B York
Sep 4, 1909 - Jan 15, 2003
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Cora v York
Apr 18, 1921 - Jun 22, 2002
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Pauline York
Jan 14, 1912 - June 1974
High Point, North Carolina
Hugh York
Jun 9, 1914 - September 1974
Billy York
Mar 11, 1923 - Aug 20, 2005
Siler City, NC
Lena York
Aug 4, 1887 - February 1967
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Mar 24, 1960 - October 1989
Billie Murray York
Jun 5, 1925 - Aug 30, 2010
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Keith York
May 7, 1965 - March 1986
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Dale L York
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