Martha A. Young

Brief Life History of Martha A.

When Martha A. Young was born on 1 August 1866, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Francis Delason Young, was 25 and her mother, Grace Ann "Gracie" Dennis, was 18. She lived in Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Fayette Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 17 April 1944, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Delason Young
1841–1906
Grace Ann "Gracie" Dennis
1847–1921
Martha A. Young
1866–1944
Edwin Delason Young
1868–1935
Hattie E. Young
1871–1894
William Taylor Young
1874–1955
Talitha E. Young
1879–1889
Clarence Frederick Young
1882–1930
Zula Gracey Young
1887–1926

Sources (8)

  • Martha Young in household of Gracie A Young, "United States Census, 1920"
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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