Ethel York (1888 - 1967)

A photo of Ethel York
Ethel York
1888 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Ethel York was born on September 22, 1888. She died in May 1967 at age 78. We know that Ethel York had been residing in Banning, Riverside County, California.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Ethel York Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Ethel York, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate York family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Ethel York

First name

Ethel

Middle name

Unknown.

Maiden name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Female

Birth

Ethel York was born on

Death

Ethel York died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Ethel.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Ethel York?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Ethel's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Ethel a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Banning, Riverside County, California

Education

Did Ethel finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Ethel attend?

Professions

Share what Ethel did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Ethel's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Ethel serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Ethel York?
View other bios of people named Ethel Yorks
Back to Top

Ethel York Family Tree

Ethel's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the York family tree.

Ethel's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Ethel York
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Ethel's Family Photos

Share Memories about Ethel

What do you remember about Ethel York? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Ethel is remembered.

Ethel York Obituary

This obit of Ethel York is maintained by Ethel's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Ethel York died in May 1967 at 78 years old. She was born on September 22, 1888. There is no information about Ethel's family or relationships. We know that Ethel York had been residing in Banning, Riverside County, California.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Ethel York

1888 - 1967 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Ethel's lifetime

In 1888, in the year that Ethel York was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1895, when she was only 7 years old, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1915, at the age of 27 years old, Ethel was alive when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1932, Ethel was 44 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1967, in the year of Ethel York's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Other Biographies

Other Ethel Yorks

Ethel M York
Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 17, 1981
Ethel (Gooch) York
Born: around 1944
TX
Ethel York
Nov 10, 1904 - October 1979
Kentland, Indiana
Ethel M York
Aug 10, 1913 - August 1992
Fremont, CA
Ethel York
Mar 28, 1893 - January 1981
Healdsburg, California
Ethel Lorraine York
Apr 13, 1929 - Dec 20, 2006
Kanab, Utah
Ethel York
Jan 12, 1902 - November 1984
Santa Barbara, California
Ethel I York
Mar 2, 1912 - August 1991

Other Yorks

Janice Sue York
Dec 31, 1941 - Feb 2, 2008
Castro Valley, California
Harold D York
Jun 21, 1941 - Jul 1, 2011
Fernley, NV
Carl York
Oct 3, 1944 - November 1978
Roberta A York
Nov 16, 1945 - May 22, 1997
Dolores R York
Feb 6, 1949 - Jul 25, 2008
Oklahoma City, OK
Kathy York
Mar 9, 1951 - Jun 27, 2005
Port Hueneme, CA
Gerald R York
Jun 12, 1949 - Feb 11, 1974
Nona York
Feb 24, 1892 - May 1972
Saratoga, California
Harold York
May 22, 1898 - July 1971
Temple City, California
Orville York
Dec 2, 1910 - September 1982
Seguin, Texas
Lucille Dow York
May 8, 1909 - Dec 30, 2006
San Diego, California
Katherine J York
Mar 2, 1913 - Aug 5, 2005
Modesto, CA
Clarence York
Nov 1, 1911 - August 1982
Hickman, California
Charley York
Apr 15, 1901 - May 1970
Long Beach, California
Willard York
Sep 21, 1884 - September 1968
California
Charles York
Oct 18, 1901 - June 1965
Oklahoma
George York
May 16, 1907 - January 1971
Ojai, California
William York
Jul 9, 1902 - March 1984
Morro Bay, California
Charles York
Aug 14, 1897 - January 1986
Chino, California

Other Bios

Frank Ziegler
Jun 24, 1929 - August 1980
Lallie M King
Sep 15, 1913 - Jun 5, 2005
San Jacinto, CA
Ruben Heimark
Jul 5, 1896 - March 1984
Apple Valley, California
Frances M Katzeff
Oct 21, 1912 - Mar 11, 1999
San Bernardino, CA
Fay Belding
Oct 7, 1893 - January 1986
Orlando, Florida
Joseph W Ruzicka
May 14, 1929 - Aug 14, 1999
Willard, MO
Domenico Acossano
Apr 28, 1884 - September 1965
California
Dalie Ahrens
Jul 2, 1896 - Oct 20, 1994
Riverside, CA
Mary L Belier
Sep 5, 1901 - Feb 15, 1967
Fontana, CA
Alfred Cano
Dec 18, 1939 - June 1984
Albin Carlson
Feb 17, 1889 - February 1977
Fontana, California
Barbara v Harris
Apr 26, 1940 - Jul 2, 2011
Seattle, WA
Tiburcio P Conriquez
Aug 11, 1937 - Feb 15, 1992
William Courtright
Apr 30, 1912 - December 1978
Fontana, California
Juan G Casas
Aug 23, 1931 - Feb 21, 1996
Rialto, CA
David Robert Gibson
Jun 19, 1939 - Dec 12, 2008
Twin Peaks, California
Valerie C Graves
Apr 12, 1938 - Mar 6, 2000
Tacoma, WA
Frances A Wainuskis
Mar 22, 1913 - Oct 30, 1996
Mira Loma, CA
Stella Womack Wilbur
Jul 1, 1938 - Nov 11, 2005
Westminster, South Carolina
Ellen Amy Ogden
Dec 28, 1911 - Sep 5, 2004
Vista, CA
Success Stories from Biographies like Ethel York
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.