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Austin Hill Young
Progressive men of Minnesota. Published by The Minneapolis Journal, 1897 - transcribed by AJ
Austin Hill Young served on the judicial bench of Hennepin County for more than eighteen years. He was born at Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, December 8, 1830, the son of Abijah Young and Rachel Hill (Young). His parents were natives of Vermont. His father was a cabinet maker by occupation, a man in moderate financial circumstances, but a great reader and of considerable literary attainments. His wife was a woman of strong personal character, an earnest Christian, who impressed herself deeply upon her children. Soon after their marriage in Rutland County, Vermont, they removed to Fredonia, New York, where they resided until Abijah Young's death in 1837. Mrs. Young believed that the new West would afford more favorable conditions under which to rear her family of five boys, and removed to Dupage County, Illinois. Two years later she was married again and removed with her family to Cook County, where the subject of this sketch grew up on an Illinois farm. Austin H. attended the common schools of the neighborhood in winter, working on the farm in summer. At the age of seventeen he took a course at Waukegan Academy, Waukegan, Illinois, then one of the best schools of its kind in the West. This, with the experience of six terms of school teaching, comprised his early educational advantages. In 1853, at the age of twenty-three years, be began the study of law in the office of Ferry& Clark, of Waukegan. In 1854 he removed to Prescott, Wisconsin, and for a time was engaged in mercantile business. He was also elected clerk of the circuit court and held that office for several years. In 1860 he began the practice of law, forming a partnership with M. H. Fitch. Soon afterward he was elected district attorney for his county, which office he held till the fall of 1863, when he was elected to the State Senate. In 1866 Mr. Young removed to Minneapolis and began the practice of his profession here in partnership with W. D. Webb. In the spring of 1870 he formed a partnership with Thomas Lowry, which continued until June 1, 1872, when he was appointed judge of the court of common pleas. This court had recently been established by the legislature, and in November of the same year Judge Young was elected for a term of five years. In 1877 the Legislature united the district court and the court of common pleas and Judge Young was transferred to the district bench and was continued in that office until 1890, when he resumed the practice of law in Minneapolis, forming a partnership with Frank M. Nye. That firm has since been dissolved, and Judge Young is now in partnership with Daniel Fish. His continuance on the bench for eighteen years is in itself sufficient evidence of his ability, integrity and fidelity to his official duties. He has long occupied a prominent and influential position in Minneapolis, where he is esteemed alike for his professional attainments and his high character. In politics he is a Republican, but on account of his official position has not taken a very active part in party affairs. He is a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and one of the officers of that society. Judge Young was married in 1854 to Miss Martha Martin, at Waukegan, Illinois. She died in 1868. He was married again, and again lost his wife by death. His present wife was Miss Leonora Martin, daughter of Milton Martin, of Williamstown, Vermont, to whom he was married April 9, 1872. He has had five children, offspring of his first wife, two of whom, Edgar A., and Alice M., are still living.


Eugene Young
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks Minnesota 1907, R.L. Polk & Co. St. Paul, MN; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

YOUNG Eugene, Minneapolis. Res 2290 Commonwealth av St Anthony Park, office 515-519 Kasota bldg Minneapolis. Lawyer. Born March 9, 1874 in Chaska Minn, son of Henry and Madelaine (Iltis) Young. Married June 27, 1903 to Margaret McKerchner. Educated at East Minneapolis High School; Moravian College Bethlehem Pa; U of M. Engaged in gen practice in Minnesota. Sec and treas Canfield-Butler Co; Camden Manufacturing Co; Gas Appliance Co; v pres Burlington Mining Co. Member Phi Gamma Delta college fraternity; Searchlight Club; Commercial Club; Hennepin Republican Club Minneapolis.


George Ellsworth Young
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks Minnesota 1907, R.L. Polk & Co. St. Paul, MN; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

YOUNG George Ellsworth, Minneapolis. Res 3021 Park av, office 530 Temple Court. Lawyer. Born June 9, 1864 in Iroquois county Ill, son of Morgan C and Amanda Jane (Maskall) Young. Married Dec 29, 1897 to Alice A Perkins. Attended public schools until 1884; Archibald's Business College Minneapolis 1884-85; Hamline Univ St Paul 1885-88; studied law in office of Palmer & Van Fossen Minneapolis 1888-91; graduated law dept U of M, B L 1891. Has practiced law in Minnesota 1891 to date. Propr North Star Machine Co Minneapolis manufacturers of laundry collar and cuff starcher 1904 to date. Member Masonic order and K T. Dunlap clubs New York; Prince and Bibliophile societies Boston. Bibliophile: collecting library of best books of most celebrated authors, each characteristically inscribed by the writer; collection already renowned throughout the world.


George M. Young
Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Syndi Phillips

COLONEL GEORGE M. YOUNG, of Valley City, North Dakota, is one of the younger members of the Barnes county bar, but his prominence is by no means measured by his years; on the contrary, he has won a reputation which many an older practitioner might well envy. He was born at Lakelet, Ontario, Canada, December 11, 1870, and is a son of Richard and Jane (Eaton) Young, also natives of that country. The father was born in Leeds county, Ontario, in 1822, and during his active business life was engaged in the lumber trade, in which he was successful. For a time he served as first lieutenant in the Tenth Regiment Volunteers of Canada. He died in 1885, and his estimable wife, who was born in 1832, passed away in 1896. The paternal grandfather of our subject served with distinction as colonel of a volunteer regiment in Canada. He was born in Ireland in 1798, and died in Lakelet, Ontario, at the advanced age of ninety-three years.
George M. Young began his literary education in the public schools of his native land and later attended the high school at Orangeville. On coming to the United States in 1888, he first located at Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he engaged in newspaper work. In the summer of 1890 he commenced the study of law in the law office of Pollock & Young, of Casselton, North Dakota. Later he attended the College of Law of the University of Minnesota, from which college he graduated. In 1893 he returned to North Dakota, where for a year he was in the law office of Hon. O. W. Francis, at Fargo. In November, 1894, he took up his residence in Valley City, where he opened an office and engaged in practice alone until May, 1899, when he formed a partnership with Lee Combs, under the firm name of Young & Combs. They do a general law business, but make a practice of practicing in the state and federal courts, doing more than any other firm in that line in Barnes county. Mr. Young is very popular and influential, and is now a member of the governor's staff.
In January, 1899, at the home of the bride, in St. Charles, Michigan, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Young and Miss Augusta L. Freeman, a daughter of Jared and Caroline M. (Adams) Freeman. The father is a prominent lumber merchant of that place, and the mother is a direct descendant of President John Adams.


James Carleton Young
Source: Little Sketches of Big Folks Minnesota 1907, R.L. Polk & Co. St. Paul, MN; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

YOUNG James Carleton, Minneapolis. Res 1600 2d av S, office 707 Guaranty and Loan bldg. Capitalist. Born July 29, 1856 in Marion Iowa, son of Joseph Barris and Jennie (Carter) Young. Married April 30, 1888 to Etta May Rogers. Graduated from Cornell College Iowa B A 1876; M A later. Pres James C Young Land Co Minneapolis. Honorary commissioner of the United States to Paris Exposition 1878; pres National Assn of Real Estate Dealers 1884-86; member Loyal Legion; Minneapolis, Commercial and Long Meadow Gun clubs Minneapolis; Town and Country Club St Paul; Caxton Club Chicago; Rowfant Club Cleveland; United Service and Philo-biblon clubs Philadelphia; Grolier and Dunlap clubs New York; Prince and Bibliophile societies Boston. Bibliophile: collecting library of best books of most celebrated authors, each characteristically inscribed by the writer; collection already renowned throughout the world.

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