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Young, Melanethon E.


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 7/9/2021 at 23:47:18

History of Warren County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns & Etc., by Union Historical Company, 1879, p.681

YOUNG, MELANETHON E., Superintendent County Poor Farm; West Washington Township, P. O. Indianola; born in Guernsey county, Ohio, in 1836, and was raised there till he was about 19 years old, and came to the State in 1856, and to this county in the spring of 1861. He enlisted in Co. G, 40th Iowa Infantry, and served in the hospital as nurse till he was discharged, after about six months service, on account of disability. He was married in Marion county, this State, to Miss M. J. Paisley, a native of the same county and State, in the year 1860; they have a family of 3 sons and 2 daughters: Annie R., Wm., Eva, Milton E., and John A. Mr. Young has had charge of the county poor farm since Nov. 1st, 1876, and under his management it has been greatly improved, and the citizen of the county seems to be well satisfied. He owns an improved farm 1-1/2 miles from Indianola, of 40 acres.


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