Lafayette Young

4 June 1872–15 January 1964 (Age 91)
Nye, Nevada, United States

The Life 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 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 La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1880 and Orchard Mesa, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died on 15 January 1964, in Fruita, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Fruita, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

29 December 1903
Grangeville, Idaho, Idaho, United States


    Kenneth James Young


    Dorothy Young


    Virginia Young


    Lafayette Young


    Stanley Keith Young


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 4

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.2 Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch ( De ) Jong(H) and Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .3 assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lafeyette Young, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lafayette Young, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lafayette Young, "United States Census, 1930"

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