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History of Benton County, Iowa
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1910; Luther B. Hill, Ed.

Page 660

JOHN D. YOUNG, a prominent farmer of Canton township, is a son of John Young, who is given mention at length elsewhere in this work. Mr. Young was born in Vinton, Iowa, December 8, 1868, and received his education in the district schools and the academy at Vinton. Since leaving school he has followed stock farming, and keeps horses, cattle and hogs; he owns a farm of two hundred and sixty-four and one-half acres in section 5 and 8 of Canton township, which is well improved and carried on in an able and efficient way. Politically Mr. Young is a Republican and he has served in several local offices. He is a member of the Masonic Order of Shellsburg, and is well known in the community. Mr. Young has lived in Benton county all his life, takes an active interest in public affairs, and is an influential, public-spirited citizen.

In 1889 Mr. Young married Laura Narber, also born near Shellsburg, July 27, 1872, daughter of Ellis and Ester (Phillips) Narber, now retired and living at Vinton. She was reared and educated in this county, where all her life has been spent. Mr. Young and his wife are parents of four children, all born in Canton township, namely: Lura, aged eighteen, a student of the academy at Vinton; Glen, aged sixteen, also attending the academy; Vera, aged fourteen, at school; and Milo, aged eleven, also attending school.