Erastus York (died 1969)

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Erastus York
? - 1969 (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Erastus York died on December 31, 1969.


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Hampton National Cemetery Section J Site 64, Cemetery Road At Marshall Avenue, in Hampton, Virginia



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Erastus York died on December 31, 1969. He was buried in Hampton National Cemetery Section J Site 64, Hampton, Virginia. There is no information about Erastus's family or relationships.
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In 1800, Alessandro Volta presented his findings about the first electrical battery, proving that electricity could be generated chemically and debunking the widely held theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings.

In 1828, on September 17th, a typhoon - called the Siebold Typhoon because German physician Philipp Franz von Siebold was there and took measurements during the storm - killed over 14,000 people in Kyūshū, Japan. It was the greatest number of deaths in any storm in Japan.

In 1869, on May 10th, North America's first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, by driving a "golden spike" or the "last spike" of the line. The spike was driven by Leland Stanford and is now displayed at Stanford University.

In 1884, 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 1969, in the year of Erastus York's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Died: Dec 31, 1969
Edward York
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Morrice York
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Isaac York
Died: Dec 31, 1969
George York
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Raymond York
Dec 31, 1969 - Dec 18, 1985
Earl J York Jr
Oct 18, 1929 - Jul 18, 1974
Frank York
Dec 31, 1969 - Jun 29, 1980
Harold York
Jan 7, 1916 - Apr 9, 1968

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Died: Mar 19, 1933
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Died: May 1, 1921
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Died: Nov 10, 1917
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