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Dr Doctor Alonzo "D.A." York, M.D.
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1867
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1955
Del Rio
Val Verde County
Texas, USA

Married to Helena Moore York. Moved to Del Rio in 1912 and was one of the first four or five medical doctors in Del Rio. He moved to Del Rio from Macon, Georgia at the urging of Dr. Ross and Dr. Sanders all pioneer M.D.'s of their time. Granddaddy York served as the Del Rio health officer for many years. Son Dr. D. A. York Jr.,M.D. and daughters Montine York Weathersbee and Eika Mae York Fawcett. Grand children Oland Weathersbee, Helena "Ducky" Weathersbee. H.K. Fawcett Jr., Francis(Fran) Fawcett Paret, David York Fawcett and Curtis J. Fawcett all decesed. Great grand children Lee Weathersbee, Walter Cely Weathersbee and many others on the Fawcett side of the family. Great great grand children, Cami Weathersbee Cadena, Martin King Weathersbee, Lacy Weathersbee and Matthew Weathersbee. Great great great grand children Corryn, Cole and Cade Cadena all on Lee Weathersbees side of the family. Grand Daddy York was the second president of the Del Rio Lions Club 1928-1929. The first president of the Del Rio Country Club and the second president of the San Felipe Country Club.


Dr.Doctor Alonzo York, M.D. city health officer of Del Rio, Texas, for 21 years, died at his home on April 29, 1955. He was born in February 1867 in Clayton, Georgia to Van Buren York and Sara Hopper York. He received his preliminary education at the Hiawasse Institute in Clayton and then graduated from Mercer College in Mason. He completed his medical education at Emory University in Atlanta, which was then known as Atlanta Medical College. He practiced briefly in Georgia before coming to Texas, where he lived first in Mineola and then moved to Del Rio in 1911.

A member almost continuously since 1904 of the Medina-Uvalde-Maverick-Val Verde-Edwards-Real-McKinney-Terrell-Zavala Counties Medical Society, he was also a member of the Texas Medical Association and was elected to honorary membership in 1949. Dr. York was a former member of the board of directors of the World Health Organization and served as city and county health officer.

During World War I, he organized the first Red Cross chapter in the county and became its first instructor in First Aid. He was a Mason and a former member of the board of trustees of the Del Rio Independent School District. He was a charter member of the Lions Club and a member of the Methodist church. He helped found the San Felipe Country Club, and for many years was a golf enthusiast.

Dr. York and Miss Helena Moore were married on June 9, 1893. Mrs. York died on April 4, 1948. Survivors include a son, Dr. D.A. York Jr., medical director of the Universal Match Corporation in Karnack; two daughters, Montine York Weathersbee Harwood of Brackettville and Mrs. Horace Fawcett(Dedo) of Del Rio; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also five great great grandchildren and three great great great grandchildren on the Weathersbee side of the York family.

== Published in the Texas State Journal of Medicine, August 1955. Transcriber is not a relative and has no further information regarding the family or the career of the deceased. 
Family links: 
  Martin Van Buren York (1839 - 1916)
  Sarah Ann Hopper York (1839 - 1915)
  Helena Moore York (1872 - 1948)*
  Desse Atthill York, M.D. (1893 - 1974)*
  Montine York Weathersbee (1896 - 1974)*
  Helena Eika Mae York Fawcett (1909 - 2000)*
  James C. York (1864 - 1910)*
  Doctor Alonzo York, M.D. (1867 - 1955)
  Dora C. York Philyaw (1873 - 1924)*
  Martin Luther York (1876 - 1952)*
  Belle York Justus (1881 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Westlawn Cemetery
Del Rio
Val Verde County
Texas, USA
Plot: York
Created by: Lee Weathersbee
Record added: Apr 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50610671
Dr Doctor Alonzo D.A. York, M.D.
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Dr Doctor Alonzo D.A. York, M.D.
Added by: Lee Weathersbee
Dr Doctor Alonzo D.A. York, M.D.
Added by: Lee Weathersbee
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- Betty
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
My beloved great grandpa
- Lee Weathersbee
 Added: Apr. 4, 2010

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