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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S. W. Young

S. W. YOUNG is one of the leading agriculturists of Labette county, Kansas, and is located in Canada township, in section 36, township 33, range 18. He was born in Adair county, Missouri, in 1864, and is a son of Solomon and Nancy (Peters) Young.

Solomon Young was born in Harrison county, Indiana, in 1807, and is a farmer and wagonmaker, residing in Canada township, Labette county. He was united in marriage with Nancy Peters, who was born in Tennessee, and they became the parents of the following children: Benjamin, Louisa, Catherine, Ann, and S. W.

S. W. Young was virtually reared in Kansas, having been brought to Labette county, in 1871, by his parents, who located in Canada township, about three miles west of his present home. He lived with his parents until he reached the age of twenty-one years, and in 1885 located in Clark county, Kansas. In 1886, he returned to Labette county, and conducted a meat market at Mound Valley until 1891. He then purchased and moved upon his present farm in section 36, Canada township, where he is engaged in general farming. He also runs a thresher, and deals, to a large extent, in stock. He is a prosperous man and a good business manager, and is meeting with deserved success.

March 5, 1885, Mr. Young was married to Ardy Hall, who died in Clark county, Kansas, June 9, 1886. No children survived. Mr. Young married, secondly, Etta Stonecipher, who was born in Adair county, Missouri, in 1874, and they have two children: Zona and Clifford. In politics, he is a strong supporter of the Republican party. Fraternally, he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Mound Valley Lodge, No. 967. In religious views, he is a Methodist, but not a member of the church.