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York, Alva G.

Alva G. York came to Scio with his father, Barnabas York, in 1808, when a child.  They were among the pioneers of the town.  Alva G. York married Amy Welch.  Their children were Dr. Edgar, who was in the 85th Regt. N.Y.S.V., was in a rebel prison, now lives in Kansas, Delos and Thomas died in the army, John died about 1860, Alva B. and Delight, who married Frank Vosburg and died in 1888.  Mr. York died in 1892, his wife in 1864.  Alva B. York, son of Alva G., was born in Scio, in May, 1845.  He worked for his father who was a lumberman for some years.  In January, 1864, he enlisted in Co. I, 109th Regt. N.Y.S.V., and was discharged Aug. 6, 1865.  He was a charter member of Hallett Post of Belmont.  In 1868, he married Marie, daughter of Wm. L. Norton.  They have four children.  Mr. York removed from Scio in 1882 to Allentown.  He was justice of the peace four years in Scio, and four years in Alma, and has been postmaster of Allentown for five years, and is an oil producer.  He is a member of Wellsville Lodge and Chapter F. & A. M., St. John’s Commandery of Olean No. 24.

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