Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Mary Young

MRS. MARY YOUNG, widow or the late Robert Young, is one of the well known and highly esteemed residents of North township, Labette county, Kansas. She resides in the west half of the northwest quarter of section 31, where she carries on general farming, assisted by her sons, Robert and Michael.

Robert Young, her deceased husband, was for many years one of Labette county's most prominent and influential farmers. He was a man of intelligence and strong character, and his death was greatly lamented by all who knew him. He was a native of Ireland, and followed farming all his active life.

Mrs. Mary Young, the subject of this sketch, was born in Ireland, in 1831, and came to America in 1856. She first located in Indiana, where she lived until 1888. She then moved with her husband to Labette county, and settled at her present home, in section 31. She has lived on this farm ever since, and, being a woman of sound judgment and executive ability, has carried on farming successfully, as did her husband before his death. She has a wide circle of friends in the community in which she resides, by whom she is held in warm regard for her many charitable acts. Mrs. Young was married to Robert Young in 1880. They reared the following offspring: Thomas, deceased; William; Henry; Mary; Robert and Bridget, deceased; Anna; Mary (2); and Robert and Michael, twins who assist their mother on the homestead. Mr. Young died in 1889. Mrs. Young and her family are devout members of the Roman Catholic church.