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YOUNG, William H


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Date: 6/5/2013 at 13:58:30

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa, Acme Publishing 1887 p.201

William_H. YOUNG, farmer and stock-raiser, resides on section 23, Franklin Township, where he has 160 acres of land under a high state of cultivation. He is a native of Washington County, Iowa, born Sept. 26, 1865, and is the son of John and Mary. J. (Adams) Young, the former a native of Fleming County, Ky., and of Scotch-Irish descent; and the latter of Nicholas County, that State. They emigrated to this county in 1846, being among the earliest settlers of Franklin Township. The father died in February, 1883, but the mother is still living in Washington. In the death of John Young, Washington County lost one of its best and most respected citizens, the wife a kind and affectionate husband, and the children, a loving father. Of the family of nine children of John and Mary J. Young, four are yet living: Robert S., of Fremont County, Iowa; John, of Pottawattamie County, Iowa; Sarah A., the wife of W. 0. Bain, and the subject of this sketch.
William H. Young was reared upon his father's farm and educated in the common schools of Washington County. He has followed the occupation of farming all his life, with the exception of one year, when he was clerk in a bank. He was united in marriage, Dec. 11, 1883, to Miss -Flora E. Winters, the daughter of Christopher and Hannah A (Spence) - Winters. They have two children—Fannie and Fred W. Mr. Young is living upon the farm, a part of which was the original homestead of his father, and which is one of the best in Franklin Township. He is a practical farmer in every sense of the word, and takes a just pride in his vocation. Upon the premises is a fine dwelling, good barn and necessary out-buildings. The raising of Short-horn Durham cattle he makes somewhat of a specialty, having at the present writing, September, 1887, about forty head of thoroughbreds of various ages, all of which are registered in the America Herd Book of Shorthorns. Prosperous in the past, and with industrious habits, there is but little doubt that he will yet add greatly to his possessions. In politics he is Republican.


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