Lafayette Young

Brief Life History of Lafayette

When Lafayette Young was born on 4 June 1872, in Nye, Nevada, United States, his father, Kenneth Bennett Young, was 34 and his mother, Almira Lucinda Smithson, was 30. He married Lorena A Dunn on 29 December 1903, in Grangeville, Idaho, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Orchard Mesa, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Fruita, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1950. He died on 15 January 1964, in Fruita, Gunnison, Colorado, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Fruita, Gunnison, Colorado, United States.

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Lafayette Young
Lorena A Dunn
Marriage: 29 December 1903
Kenneth James Young
Dorothy J Young
Virginia Young
Lafayette Young
Stanley Keith Young

Sources (18)

  • Lafeyette Young, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lafayette Young, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Lafe Young, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1874: La Plata, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: La Plata, Colorado, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .

Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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