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John A. Young (1890)

YOUNG

Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 7/23/2021 at 14:28:15

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, July 3, 1890

Jones Creek

We are sorry to hear of the death of John Young, of Lacene, Kansas. Mr. Young has been failing health since he had the grip. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Young, and was formerly an artist of Winterset.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, July 10, 1890

Death of John A. Young

John A. Young, once a resident of this city, and a son of S. R. Young of Walnut township, died at Colorado Springs, June 24. He was a resident of La Cygne, Kansas at the time of his death.

We clipped the following from the La Cygne Journal: “the late Mr. Young was one of the leading citizens of La Cygne, one of its best and best known men. There were none who ranked higher than he in true manhood. He was honorable in all the relations of life. In his private business, that of an artist, he stood at the head of his calling; in the public business he was chosen to do, he proved his competency, accuracy, conservatism, wise counsel and devotion to duty.

Socially he was a favorite. Music was one of his delights. Going back to the early history of La Cygne, he was among the earlier members of the old-time famous La Cygne Band, of which E. T. Williamson, G. L. Pratt, J. D. Holden, Thad Davidson, C. H. Dearborn, and others were members. All of these named except Mr. Young, are living, but the latter was the last one of the old number left in La Cygne. This is but a simple illustration of the changes wrought by time. Having belonged to a number of bands and orchestras it was very appropriate that the present band should attend his funeral as an organization and played dirges for him as he adjoined and playing them for others.

A few years ago Mr. Young became a member of the Methodist church in this city and was a consistent and exemplary Christian from that time to his death.

One indication of the esteem in which he was held by those who had known him, either for a short or long time, is the fact that the business houses of the city were closed during his funeral.”
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Transcriber's note: "Lacene" is a corrupted spelling of "La Cygne", Kansas.

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