William M Young

Male6 April 1869–27 July 1883

Brief Life History of William M

When William M Young was born on 6 April 1869, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Young, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ruby Twells, was 20. He lived in Reads Landing, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 July 1883, in Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 14, and was buried in Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States.

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John Young
Sarah Ruby Twells
Harvey Franklin Young
William M Young
Charles Thomas Young

Sources (3)

  • William Young in household of John Young, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie M. Young, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Young in household of John Young, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (7)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.

1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 1

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 6

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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