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York, Milton Garrett, Sr. (1843–1911)

Miriam York Biography Entry

Milton Garrett York, early rancher and legislator, son of Ruth (Lucas) and Aaron York, was born on September 5, 1843, in Chireno, Texas. When Milton was sixteen years of age, he moved to Evergreen, where he became a school teacher. He served in the Confederate Army as a private in Capt. George W. Campbell's Company of the Fifth Texas Cavalry. York married Matilda Ann Heck on October 19, 1865, and they had six children. When the Texas legislature established Lee County in 1874, York was one of those appointed to form the county. He served in the House of Representatives during the Twenty-Second Legislature, 1890–92. He died on September 20, 1911, and was buried in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Lewis E. Daniell, Personnel of the Texas State Government, with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas (Austin: City Printing, 1887; 3d ed., San Antonio: Maverick, 1892). Lee County Historical Survey Committee, A History of Lee County (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1974). John J. Socha, Lee County, Texas, 1874–1974: Elected Officials (Fort Worth, 1974).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Miriam York, “York, Milton Garrett, Sr.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 25, 2020,

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