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Title: L. C. Young
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Through struggle to triumph seems to be the maxim which holds sway for the majority of our citizens, and, though it is undoubtedly true that many fall exhausted in the conflict, a few, by their inherent force of character and strong mentality. raise above their environment and all which seems to hinder them, untio they reach the plane of affluence toward which their face was set through the long years of struggle that must necessarily precede any accomplishment of great magnitude. Such has been the history of L. c. Young one of the progressive farmers of Steuben township, Warren county, and from his useful life record many useful lessons may be gleaned.

Mr. Young was born in Illinois, April 22, 1875, the son of Morris and Nancy (McConnell) Young, the father born in Illinois and the mother born near Cayuga, Indiana. Morris Young followed farming in Vermilion county, Illinois, and his family consisted of five children, namely: L. C., of this review; Andrew lives on the state line between Illinois and Indiana; Estella married William Esmarthy, and they live in bismark, Illinois; Russell lives in Indiana; Jewel is at home.

The subject of this sketch grew up on his father's farm in Illinois and there he received a good education in the neighboring schools. He came to Warren county, Indiana, and purchased a farm in Steuben township, in 1895 and there he still resides engaged in general farming and stock raising and he has been very successful. He has added many modern improvements on his place and it now ranks with the best in the township. His place consists of one hundred acres.

Mr. Young was married in 1895 to Lillian May Larabee, daughter of Sylvester and Cornelia (Cronkhite) Larabee. Mrs. Young's mother was born in Warren county, Indiana, but her father was a native of Ohio, from which state he came to this county and was one of the early settlers. Four children have been born to the subject and wife, namely: Pearl is at home; Marshall Curtis, Sylvester Joel and Harley Howard.

Politically, Mr. Young is a Republican, but he has held no office. Fraternally, he belongs to the Free and Accepted Amsons, Lodge No. 612, at Hedrick. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Sylvester Larabee, mentioned above, came to Indiana when nineteen years of age and settled near Newtown, Fountain county, where he followed farming, later moving to Warren county and two years later he settled in Steuben township and there he and Cornelia Cronkhite were married, February 22, 1876. They are still living in this county, actively engaged in farming. They are the parents of eight children, namely: The eldest died in infancy; Lilly May was next in order; Sherman lives in Warren county; Clara Belle married Clinton Galloway; Amanda is deceased; Blanche married Herman Steveron, and they live in Illinois; Carman is at home; Watson is deceased.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000955
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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