William Mann Young

24 February 1895–6 June 1943 (Age 48)
Utility, Catahoula, Louisiana, United States

The Life of William Mann

When William Mann Young was born on 24 February 1895, in Utility, Catahoula, Louisiana, United States, his father, Henry Thomas Young, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Peyton Cornwell, was 37. He married Dennie Myrtle Price on 3 May 1923, in La Salle, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Ward, Allen, Louisiana, United States in 1900. He died on 6 June 1943, in Ferriday, Concordia, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Harrisonburg, Catahoula, Louisiana, United States.

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William Mann Young
Dennie Myrtle Price
Marriage: 3 May 1923

Spouse and Children

3 May 1923
La Salle, Louisiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Peyton Cornwell




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 13

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • William Young in household of Henry Young, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William M Young in household of Thomas H Young, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William M Young in household of Elizabeth Young, "United States Census, 1920"

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