William Henry Young

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

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  • Marriage
    10 January 1870Waseca, Minnesota, United States
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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.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries 1851: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: Lewis, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Lewis, Washington, United States
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (25)

    • William H. Young in entry for Carrie Ollie Young, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
    • W N Young, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William H Young in entry for C B Maxwell and Nellie M Young, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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