Joseph Tarrant Young Sr.

Male11 December 1885–20 January 1953

Brief Life History of Joseph Tarrant

When Joseph Tarrant Young Sr. was born on 11 December 1885, in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Davis Young, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Frances Oden, was 39. He married Rebecca Elizabeth Cowden on 11 February 1913, in Wichita, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 20 January 1953, in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Crestview Cemetery, Wichita, Texas, United States.

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Joseph Tarrant Young Sr.
Rebecca Elizabeth Cowden
Marriage: 11 February 1913
Agnes May Young
Elva Jo Young
Dorotha Joyce Young
Joseph Tarrant Young Jr.
James Robert Young

Sources (15)

  • J T Young in entry for Young, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • J T Young in household of J D Young, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J T Young in entry for Joseph Tarrant Young, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1913Wichita, Texas, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


    Age 4

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 18

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    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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