Allison, Nathaniel Thompson. History of Cherokee County, Kansas, and Representative Citizens. Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1904. Online index created by Carolyn Ward, instructor at USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, and State Coordinator for The KSGenWeb Project.

E. W. Youngman

E. W. YOUNGMAN,* who is engaged in an abstract, loan and insurance business at Columbus, was born in Bracken County, Kentucky, in 1871, and is a son of William and M. O. (Yates) Youngman.

The parents of Mr. Youngman came to Cherokee County in 1877. William Youngman is now engaged in a meat market business at Columbus, having previously been for 20 years a contracting carpenter and builder. He was born in Bracken County, Kentucky, in 1845 and married in Brighton County. Both the Youngman and Yates families originated in Pennsylvania and were among the early settlers in Kentucky. Our subject has one brother, Bert R. Youngman, who is associated with his father in business.

E. W. Youngman has been a resident of Cherokee County since he was six years of age, and he obtained his education in the Columbus schools. His first business experience was as a clerk in a grocery house. He filled a clerical position for eight years, and during 1893-94 was clerk in the office of the register of deeds of Cherokee County. He then embarked in his present business, which has been in existence for the past three years, establishing his offices in an excellent location, on the north side of the square. He gives his whole time and attention to his work and has built up a fine record as a business man. He represents some of the most reliable insurance companies in the country, including the Germania of New York; the Security of New Haven, Connecticut; and the St. Paul of St. Paul, Minnesota; and four old line companies in fire, lightning and tornado insurance.

Mr. Youngman was married at Columbus to Lyda Roberts, who is a daughter of J. A. Roberts, one of the old residents of Sheridan township, Cherokee County. They have one son, Harold, a bright little fellow of four years.

Politically, Mr. Youngman is a Democrat, and one of the effective party workers. In 1897 he was elected city clerk and served for three consecutive terms. His fraternal associations include the Masonic Blue Lodge; I. O. O. F.; A. O. U. W.; Modern Woodmen of America; Knights of Pythias and the Knights and Ladies of Security. Both he and his wife are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Youngman possesses all the qualities which go to the making of a first-class citizen and he enjoys business success and personal popularity.

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