Franklin Wheeler Young

Male17 February 1839–22 January 1911

Brief Life History of Franklin Wheeler

When Franklin Wheeler Young was born on 17 February 1839, in Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States, his father, Lorenzo Dow Young, was 31 and his mother, Persis Goodall, was 32. He married Nancy Leonora Greene on 3 December 1858, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870 and Piute, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 22 January 1911, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Wheeler Young
Anna Maria Sabin
Marriage: 6 July 1861
Maria Lenora Young
Elizabeth Aretta Young
David Sabin Young
LeRoy Wheeler Young
Lorenzo Howe Young
Olive Louise Young
Ellen Lucretia Young
Rhoda May Young

Sources (83)

  • Franklin Young in household of Lorenzo D Young, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Franklin W Young in entry for James M Taylor and Olive L Young Gilchrist, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Franklin Young in entry for Aretta Young, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    History of Franklin W. Young to Aretta

    Letters from Franklin W. Young to his daughter, Aretta My dear daughter:- In your last, and very welcome letter, you asked me to write and tell you of my “Boy-hood days”, and I will try and do so, b …

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