Robert Edgar Young

Brief Life History of Robert Edgar

When Robert Edgar Young was born on 10 December 1927, in Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States, his father, William Asa Young, was 28 and his mother, Marjorie Ella Thompson, was 32. He lived in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States for about 10 years and Sarasota, Florida, United States for about 11 years. He died on 1 February 2000, in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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William Asa Young
Marjorie Ella Thompson
Robert Edgar Young
Lyle Galvin Young
William Gordon Young
Arthur James Young
Edmond Leroy Young
Marjorie Alice Young

Sources (10)

  • Robert E Young in household of William A Young, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Edgar Young, "New Hampshire Marriage Certificates, 1948-1959"
  • Robert E Young, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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