Livingston County Michigan

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YOUNGLOVE, Lyle G.

A prominent Detroit attorney and resident of the city for 57 years, Mr. Younglove died Tueday in Arnold Home. He was 84.
Born in Livingston County, he practiced law in Detroit until his retirement last year.
He was active in Masonic orders and a pst commander of Detroit Commandery No. 1 and past grand commander of Knights Templar of Michigan.
He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Wade Hulbert and Mrs. William Oddy, and a nephew, Wilson Younglove.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the William R. Hamilton Co. Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Source: Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan), Wednesday, 12 Mar 1952

YORK, Francis L.

Services for Dr. Francis L. York, 93, internationally known as a composer, lecturer and writer, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the J. H. Spiller Funeral Home, 836 N. Main, Royal Oak.  Entombment will be in Roseland Park Cemetery.
Dr. York, who retired three years ago as dean of the Detroit Conservatory of Music, died Thursday in Highland Park Hospital. He lived at 3922 N. Main, Royal Oak.
His adult life was spent as a teacher of piano, organ and musical theory. He gained international renown.
Born in Ontonagon, he made his first public appearance as a musician at 12.  He was graduated summa cum laude in 1882 from the University of Michigan. From then until his death he was active in music. Dr. York was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Theta Pi.
He studied music in Paris with the great organist, Alexandre Quilmant, with whom he alternated as organist at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904.
IN the 1880s, Dr. York taught at the University School of Music in Ann Arbor and the Ypsilanti Normal School, later moving to Detroit. In 1914, he took up residence in Royal Oak.  He wrote the first course of music study used in the Detroit public schools. Its influence still is found in the present course.
He was the City's official musical historian and organist when the Detroit Institute of Art opened in 1927. He had been musical advisor to the Main Public Library.  Dr. York was musical director of the Detroit Conservatory of Musical Art, which he headed for 40 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothea and Mrs. Statia Osborne, who lived with him, and Mrs. Paul Honore, of Philadelphia.
Source: Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan), Saturday, 15 Jan 1955


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