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Dr. J. M. Young

Dr. J. M. Young, a prominent member of the medical fraternity in Crawford county, has built up an extensive practice at Vail.

His birth occurred in Greene county, Iowa, on the 27th of September, 1869, his parents being Thomas and Jane (Burke) Young, who were natives of South Carolina and Iowa respectively. The father passed away on the 2d of June, 1882, while the mother was called to her final rest in September, 1872. Their children were five in number, namely: William, who is now a practicing physician of Jefferson, Iowa; Emma, the wife of Daniel Beterbenner of Alliance, Nebraska; J. M., of this review; Eva, the wife of William Elmore, of Alliance, Nebraska; and one who is deceased.

Dr. J. M. Young began earning his own livelihood at the early age of thirteen years, learning the drug business and being engaged as a pharmacist until 1895. In that year he entered the State Medical College at Omaha, from which institution he was graduated in 1898. Locating for practice at Jamaica, Iowa, he there remained until 1908, which year witnessed his arrival in Vail, Crawford county. This town has since remained the scene of his professional labors and his practice has steadily increased as he has demonstrated his ability to cope with the intricate problems which continually confront the physician. His high standing in professional ranks is indicated by the fact that he is now serving as president of the Crawford County Medical Society.

On the 6th of March, 1901, Dr. Young was united in marriage to Miss May Lundy, of Jamaica, Iowa, her parents being T. C. and Mattie (Harrison) Lundy. who are natives of Ohio and Alabama respectively. Both still survive, making their home at Coon Rapids, Iowa, where Mr. Lundy acts as a bank cashier. Mrs. Young, who was one of a family of seven children, is a graduate of the high school at Manning and followed the profession of teaching for eleven years prior to her marriage.

Dr. Young gives his political allegiance to the democracy and has held the office of county physician. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons, belonging to Diamond Lodge, No. 422, at Vail, while both he and his wife are members of the Eastern Star there. He also belongs to Lodge No. 315 of the Knights of Pythias at Bayard, Iowa, in which he has filled all of the chairs. , His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Christian church, with which his wife is also affiliated. He has attained a creditable position in professional circles, while the salient characteristics of his manhood are such as have brought him the warm regard of those with whom he has been otherwise associated.

Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.