William Henry Young

2 February 1843–9 August 1909 (Age 66)
Vermont, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Young was born on 2 February 1843, in Vermont, United States, his father, William Horace Young Sr., was 20 and his mother, Sarah Carr Heath, was 17. He married Helen Cordelia Downer on 10 January 1870, in Waseca, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Woodville Township, Waseca, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years and Faribault, Rice, Minnesota, United States in 1880. He died on 9 August 1909, in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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William Henry Young
Helen Cordelia Downer
Marriage: 10 January 1870
Ottie Carrie Young
Charles Avery Young
Helen Maud Young

Spouse and Children


    Helen Cordelia Downer


10 January 1870
Waseca, Minnesota, United States



    Charles Avery Young


    Helen Maud Young


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 11

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • W N Young, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W H Young in household of William H Young, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Young, "United States Census, 1900"

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