Orpha Ellen Young

8 August 1884–7 September 1980 (Age 96)
Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Orpha Ellen

When Orpha Ellen Young was born on 8 August 1884, in Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, United States, her father, George P Young, was 28 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Deitrick, was 23. She married George Raymond Ashby on 21 April 1939, in Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, United States. She lived in Grandview Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Grandview, Louisa, Iowa Territory, United States for about 20 years. She died on 7 September 1980, in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa, United States.

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George Raymond Ashby
Orpha Ellen Young
Marriage: 21 April 1939

Spouse and Children

21 April 1939
Grandview, Louisa, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George P Young


    Mary Elizabeth Deitrick




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 25

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Orpha Ella Young in household of Geo P Young, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Orpha T Young in household of George P Young, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orpha E Young in household of George P Young, "United States Census, 1930"

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