Biography of Dow Brooks York
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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York, Dow Brooks, p. o. Smithville, was born in the town of Henderson, October 17, 1853, a son of A. H. York, born in the town of.Adams, October 7, 1824, where his parents, Stephen and Artemisia (Fletcher) York, settled in 1815. A. H. York married Betsey T., daughter of Deacon Elijah and Mabel (Thompson) Harrington, and through life was engaged in ship carpentry and farming. He took an active interest in education and the progress of his town, and died in September, 1881. Three chil-. dren were born to them: Stephen H., born August 24, 1851, educated in the schools of this county and was graduated from New York Medical University, and is located in California; Hattie, born January 16, 1859, was educated at Belleville, and married George Cooley; they have two daughters, Alice and Mabel, who reside in New Mexico; and Dow B., who was educated at Union Academy of Belleville and at Adams Collegiate Institute. November 4, 1873, he married Kate Esther, daughter of Fayette and Caroline (Hunting) Stanley. Fayette Stanley was born March 20, 1816, a son of Daniel and Esther Stanley, who settled in this county in 1804. He died September 14, 1894. Caroline, his wife, was born in Boston, Mass., May 8, 1823, a daughter of Michael and Lucy (Beal) Hunting; she died March 7, 1893. Three daughters were born to them Lucy Evangeline, Kate Esther and Mary Elizabeth. Lucy Evangeline was born August 18, 1852; married Albert A. Robbins, September 21, 1873. Mary Elizabeth was born April 13, 1856, and Kate Esther, was born August 9, 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Dow B. York are the parents of two daughters: Florence Stanley and Marian Faye. Florence was born October 16, 1874, and graduated from Belleville Union Academy in June, 1894. She taught in the primary school at Smithville, and on August 19, 1896, married Burley Gilbert Pooler, a son of John H. and Mary Pooler. He was born in the town of Henderson, May 11, 1870, was educated at Belleville and graduated from there in 1893, and from Brockport Normal in 1896. He will make teaching his profession. He and his wife are at present teaching in Lafargeville of this county. Marian Faye was born October 20, 1881. Dow B. York has passed a part of his life in farming and cheese making. In 1888 he was appointed postmaster at Smithville, under the first administration of Grover Cleveland, and in 1893 was again appointed to the same office. It became a presidential office in 1895 and he was reappointed for a term of four years.

 

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