Alta M Young

Brief Life History of Alta M

When Alta M Young was born on 9 May 1905, in Kane, Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles F. Young, was 29 and her mother, Margaret "Maggie" Moses, was 24. She married Johnie Hearn on 28 October 1923, in De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Rosedale, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1910 and LaGrue, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 13 July 1929, in De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas, United States.

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Johnie Hearn
1899–1974
Alta M Young
1905–1929
Marriage: 28 October 1923
Syble Irene Hearn Schwede
1924–2012

Sources (6)

  • Alta Young in household of Charles Young, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • Alta Young Hearn in entry for Syble Irene Hearn Schwede, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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1906 · Diamonds Found Near Murfreesboro

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

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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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