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