Carla Ann York

     Carla Ann York is the daughter of Ansel William York and Clara Mary Gregori.

Donald Wayne York1

     Donald Wayne York is the son of Ansel Thornton York and Sweetie Hammock.1


  1. [S32] USGenWeb Archives, online, ECTOR COUNTY, TEXAS - BIRTHS 1928; Submitted by: Gina Heffernan; Date: May 25, 2000; Accessed: 29 Nov 2019 (…).

Fred Edward York

M, b. 10 December 1895, d. 23 November 1976
     Fred Edward York He was born on 10 December 1895 at Frost, Navarro County, Texas. He was the son of John Thornton York and Mary Hardin. He married Grace Truman Westfall, daughter of William Cyrus Westfall and Theodocia Ernest Lamb, on 12 December 1921 at Coahoma, Howard County, Texas. He and Grace Truman Westfall were were feted for their 50th wedding anniversary. The Big Spring Daily Herald published the following article.

"Fred E. Yorks To Be Feted"

Mr. and Mrs Fred E. York will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversarySunday at their home one mile south of Coahoma. Friends and relatives are invited to call between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Hosting the affair will be their children and families, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. York, Mrs. Freda Greenfield and Mr. and Mrs Bill Milliken all of Coahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Milliken, Midland; and Mr. and Mrs. Don York, O'Donnell. Another son, Lt. Col. Kenneth York and family of Rialto, Calif., will be unable to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. York were married Dec. 13, 1921, in Coahoma. Shortly after that they moved to Frost where he was a barber for four years. In 1926 the couple moved to Westbrook, and he was engaged in farming for 18 years. They returned to Coahoma in 1944 and York barbered there and in Big Spring until his retirement in 1960.

Mrs. York is the former Grace Westfall, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Westfall who were long time residents of Coahoma. She was born in Ira and reared in Coahoma. York is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John York of Frost.

The Yorks are members of the First Baptist Church of Coahoma, where she has taught in the primary department for 25 years. She enjoys sewing and he likes to play dominoes and watch television football games. The couple has 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

For the reception, Mrs. York will wear a light blue dressand will be presented with a white carnation corsage with gold accents. York will be given a matching boutonniere.

Refreshemnts will be served by the couple's granddaughters from a table covered with an Irish linen cloth. A three-tiered wedding cake and Christmas arrangement will center the table, and crystal appointments will be used.

Expected from out-of-town are Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Tate, Tarzan Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hightower, Mr. amd Mrs. F. E. Hightower, Mr. and Mrs. Taft Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Morrow and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Milliken, all of Midland; Miss Karolyn York, Tucson, Ariz; Miss Joyce York and Kevin Ryan, Alpine; Mrs. J .S. Wellborn and Mrs. Ben Becknell, both of Elysian Fields; Eddie Greenfield and Tim McCullough, both of Dallas.

He died on 23 November 1976 at Coahoma, Howard County, Texas, at age 80.

Fred York
Big Spring

Services for Fred York, 80, of Big Spring, were to be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel in the burial in Coahoma Cemetery with Masonic rites.

He died Tuesday in Coahoma after a sudden illiness.

He was the father of Mrs. Russell Milliken of Midland.

Other survivors include his widow, three sons, two other daughters, 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.1

Children of Fred Edward York and Grace Truman Westfall


  1. [S322], online, The Odessa American, Friday, 26 Nov 1976, Pg. 2, under the Deaths columns.

Freda Grace York

F, b. 17 September 1925, d. 12 May 2012
     Freda Grace York was born on 17 September 1925 at Frost, Navarro County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of Fred Edward York and Grace Truman Westfall. She married Ben Greenfield on 20 December 1941 at Mitchell County, Texas.2 She died on 12 May 2012 at Texas at age 86.1
Freda Grace York Greenfield

September 17, 1925 - May 12, 2012

Freda Grace York Greenfield, 86, of Belton, formerly of Coahoma, died May 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Eddy Pitchford, minister of the Coahoma Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow at the Coahoma Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the funeral home.She was born September 17, 1925 in Frost, Texas. She moved with her family at an early age to Westbrook and then lived in Coahoma for many years. She was employed at the Big Spring State Hospital in the Occupational Therapy Department. She attended the Sand Springs Church of Christ until she moved to McAllen and later to Belton to be close to her sons. She is survived by two sons, Bennie Greenfield of McAllen and Eddie Greenfield and wife, Michele of Belton; nine grandchildren, Sonya, Lynda Gayl, Karlina, Rick, Paula, Lynn, Buck, Reagan, Powers and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Lee Milliken of Coahoma; a sister-in-law, Clara York of Coahoma; brother-in-law and sisters-in law, Dennis and Willie Mae Greenfield of Sand Springs and Margaret Greenfield of Sterling City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Grace York; a daughter-in-law, Jessica Greenfield; a brother, William "Bill" Ansel York; and a sister, Nelda Jo Milliken. She was also preceded in death by Kenneth York and Don York, cousins raised by her parents.Pallbearers will be grandsons, Rick Greenfield, Buck Greenfield, Powers Greenfield and nephews, Bruce Milliken, Joe Milliken, Mark Milliken, Tommy Morrow and Guy White.Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at


  1. [S362] Nalley-Pickle & Welch, online, Freda Grace York Greenfield obituary; Accessed: 28 Nov 2019 (…).
  2. [S18], online, Texas, County Marriage Records, 1817-1965 [database on-line]; Original data: Marriage Records. Texas Marriages. Texas State Library and Archives Commission and various county clerk offices, Texas; Accessed: 28 Nov 2019.

Ila Lee York

Ila "Lee" York Milliken (Provided by Mariesa Herrmann)
     Ila Lee York is the daughter of Fred Edward York and Grace Truman Westfall. She married Billie Alton Milliken, son of Russell Franklin Milliken Sr. and Laura Edna Richardson, after 1951.

John Thornton York

     John Thornton York married Mary Hardin before 1895.

Children of John Thornton York and Mary Hardin


  1. [S18], online, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982 [database on-line]; Original data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. Austin, Texas, USA; Accessed: 27 Nov 2019.

Joyce Marie York

     Joyce Marie York is the daughter of Ansel William York and Clara Mary Gregori. She married Jeff Baumann after 1968.

Kenneth Thornton York1

M, b. 23 June 1925, d. 23 March 1978
     Kenneth Thornton York was born on 23 June 1925 at Frost, Navarro County, Texas.1 He was the son of Ansel Thornton York and Sweetie Hammock.1 He died on 23 March 1978 at Travis County, Texas, at age 52.1


  1. [S32] USGenWeb Archives, online, Travis County, TX - Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home Records, Book 4, Pt. 16, Pg. 205; Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home Austin, Texas; Submitted by: Paul W. Smith; Accessed: 29 Nov 2019 (…).

Minnie Edna York1,2

F, b. 28 June 1899, d. 16 November 1989
     Minnie Edna York was born on 28 June 1899 at Tennessee.2 She married Daniel Marion Watkins, son of Henry Clay Watkins and Etta Lucinda Caroline Perkins, before 1928.2 She married Joe Tom Moles, son of Thomas Moles and Etta Lucinda Caroline Perkins, after 1930.1 She died on 16 November 1989 at Tennessee at age 90.2

Child of Minnie Edna York and Joe Tom Moles


  1. [S79] Find A Grave, online, Hilda Marie Bow-Spears, Perkins Cemetery, Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, Created by: BOW, Record added: Sep 29, 2010, Memorial #: 59404257, accessed 17 Jan 2012 (
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online, Minnie Edna York Moles, Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, Created by: BOW, Record added: Jul 22, 2008, Memorial #: 28464031, accessed 17 Jan 2012 (
  3. [S79] Find A Grave, online, Perkins Cemetery, Burkesville, KY (

Nelda Jo York

F, b. 28 March 1928, d. 10 April 1991
     Nelda Jo York was also known as Jo. She was born on 28 March 1928.1 She was the daughter of Fred Edward York and Grace Truman Westfall. She married Russell Franklin Milliken Jr., son of Russell Franklin Milliken Sr. and Laura Edna Richardson, on 20 April 1944. She died on 10 April 1991 at Temple, Bell County, Texas, at age 63.1,2

Nelda Jo Milliken

Burnet - Services for Nelda Jo Milliken, 63, of Burnetare scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Waldrop-Hatfield Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Bailey officiating.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Coahoma Cty Cemetery with the Rev. Darren Skinner officiating.
Mrs. Milliken died Wednesday at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. She was born March 28, 1928, in West Brook. She married Russell F. Milliken April 20, 1944 in West Brook.
Mrs. Milliken was a member of First United Methodist Church in Burnet. She was also a member of Norman Read Eastern Star Chapter in Midland. She moved to Burnet six years ago, after living in Midland for 22 years.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Bruce Milliken of Midland and Joe Lynn Milliken of Odessa; a daughter, Ann Morrow of Midland; a brother, Ansel "Bill" York of Coahoma; two sisters, Freda Greenfiled and Lee Milliken, both of Coahoma; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Waldrop-Hatfield Funeral Home of Kingsland is in charge of Burnet arrangements.
Nalley-Pickle and Welch of Big Spring is in charge of Coahoma arrangements.2


  1. [S50] Social Security Death Index, Individual Search, RootsWeb SSDI search.
  2. [S18], online, Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line];
    The Odessa American; Publication Date: 12/ Apr/ 1991; Publication Place: Odessa, Texas, United States of America; URL:,0.65128976,0.8150061,0.9064838&xid=2378; Accessed: 27 Nov 2019.