Emma York (1884 - 1973)

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Emma York
1884 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Emma York was born on November 18, 1884. She died in October 1973 at 88 years old. We know that Emma York had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.


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Emma York died in October 1973 at age 88. She was born on November 18, 1884. We have no information about Emma's immediate family. We know that Emma York had been residing in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.
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In 1884, in the year that Emma York was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1940, when she was 56 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1956, at the age of 72 years old, Emma was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, when she was 84 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1973, in the year of Emma York's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Aug 27, 1888 - Nov 1, 1989
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Aug 15, 1961 - Aug 15, 2004
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Lettie York
Nov 19, 1898 - Mar 4, 1991
Mobile, AL
Julia J York
Jan 16, 1918 - Sep 14, 2002
Sumiton, AL
William H York
Nov 26, 1918 - Oct 22, 1994
Milton, FL
Robinson W York
Dec 18, 1920 - Jan 29, 1996
Alexander City, AL
Eunice B York
Feb 28, 1917 - Jan 18, 2006
Little Rock, AR
Thomas York
Oct 13, 1884 - April 1965
John York
Jul 30, 1900 - February 1984
Mobile, Alabama
Terrill York
Feb 5, 1917 - October 1978
Baltimore, Maryland
Wiley York
Jul 28, 1913 - September 1977
Florence, Alabama
Gladys C York
Apr 23, 1924 - Mar 2, 2009
Yadkinville, NC
Willo Dean York
Aug 24, 1921 - Mar 22, 1998
Tallahassee, FL
Frank York
Dec 22, 1903 - January 1969
James L York
Mar 13, 1922 - Mar 7, 1992
Georgia B York
May 24, 1912 - Sep 24, 1989
Daphne, AL
Luther York
Mar 12, 1911 - May 1982
Flat Rock, Alabama
William L York
Apr 15, 1923 - Jan 27, 2002
Mobile, AL
Lorena Mae York
Mar 20, 1926 - Mar 22, 2011
Sebring, Florida
Joseph A York
Jan 29, 1927 - Sep 16, 1999
Quartzsite, AZ

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Carbon Hill, Alabama
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Cullman, Alabama
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Lafayette, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
Lillie Brown
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Double Springs, Alabama
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Pearlie W Reevers
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Dolomite, AL
Neelie Foster
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Aug 14, 1882 - January 1973
Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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