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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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L. E. Young.

A substantially improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 29, Grove township, pays tribute to the energies of L. E. Young, who purchased the property in 1904.  His birth occurred in Highland county, Ohio, on the 1st of May, 1865, his parents being Marion and Mary M. (Gossett) Young.  A sketch of the father, a retired agriculturist residing in Greenfield, appears on another page of this work.

L. E. Young acquired his education in the public schools and also pursued a commercial course in the Iowa Business College at Des Moines.  He was associated with his father in farming operations until 1894, when he started out as an agriculturist on his own account, cultivating rented land in Walnut township, this county, until 1901.  In that year he bought ninety acres of land in Jefferson township, near Casey, but three years later disposed of the property and purchased his present home farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Grove township, the operation of which has claimed his attention continuously since.  He uses the most modern machinery to facilitate his labors, his early training and his interest in his work constituting elements in his success.  He is a stockholder in the Greenfield Creamery Company and the Lincoln Mutual Telephone Company and has long been numbered among the substantial and enterprising citizens of the community.

In 1892 Mr. Young was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Kendall, of Winterset, Iowa, by whom he has three children, namely:  Bessie, who is the wife of Harold Utts, of Walnut township, this county;  and Ray M. and Glen L., both at home.  He gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has served for three terms in the capacity of township clerk, while for several years he acted as a member of the school board, making a most creditable record in public office.  Fraternally he is identified with the American Yeomen and the Knights of Pythias, belonging to Adair Lodge No. 393 of the latter order.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Presbyterian church, with which his wife is also affiliated.  His life has been in all its phases upright, straightforward and honorable and by intelligent and scientific operation of his excellent farm he has gained a comfortable fortune for himself and aided in the agricultural development of his section.



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