George Spencer Young

27 April 1868–6 June 1958 (Age 90)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Spencer

When George Spencer Young was born on 27 April 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Brigham Young Jr., was 31 and his mother, Catherine Curtis Spencer, was 31. He married Martha Eckersley Rigby on 28 September 1892, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 6 June 1958, in Burbank, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Spencer Young
Martha Eckersley Rigby
Marriage: 28 September 1892
George Spencer Young Jr.
Cora Young
Brigham Rigby Young
Lena Young
Constance Curtis Young
William Rigby Young
Theodore Kane Young
Delbert Howe Young
Helen Young
Joseph Chester Young
Mildred Katherine Young
Alaire Young
Florence Young

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  • Marriage
    28 September 1892Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed
    Age 9
    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 28
    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.

    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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    Why Alta, Wyoming and Church Assignments There

    It appears from the History of Teton Valley, Idaho by B. W. Driggs, (copyright by Leon M. Strong 1926) in the family history library book catalog that Nielson was associated with his half-brother, Rob …

    Sources (80)

    • George Spencer Young, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Geo S Young in entry for Joseph Chester Young and Nelda Call, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Geo Spencer Young in entry for William Rigby Young, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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