Glendale, California Biographies

Young, Charles W.


††††††††† Charles W. Young is a native of Henry County, Illinois. He was born at Geneseo, May 8, 1865, a son of Walter and Laura (Morrill) Young. His father was a pioneer farmer of Henry County, having settled there in 1851, after returning from the gold fields of California, to which he went during the exciting days of 1849. Mr. Young was reared on his fatherís farm and educated in the public schools, after which he attended the Northwest Normal School, of Geneseo, and the Davenport Business College, at Davenport, Iowa. He spent a year in Kansas, and then returned to the home farm and for several years was engaged in breeding, raising, buying and selling blooded horses for the eastern markets. In 1902 he went to Kingsbury, South Dakota. Here he did much to raise the standard of life among the pioneers who were having a hard struggle in those days.

††††††† In 1905 he came to Los Angeles and conducted a grocery for two years before coming to Eagle Rock, where he bought the Ellis home, at 906 Rock Glen Avenue, and has since resided. He has devoted much of his time to real estate dealings, in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Eagle Rock property. His activity as a leader in local and civil affairs of Eagle Rock is of a high order. He was a member of the first board of trustees, and was the second mayor of Eagle Rock; has also held the office of city clerk and has been chairman of parkways for a number of years. Mr. Young was a trustee of the Glendale Union High School for six years, and during the recent investigation of the needs of the Glendale Union High School, he was a member of the committee of fifteen that advocated the purchase of the Lukens site, where the new school will be built in 1923.

††††††† At Geneseo, Illinois, November 23, 1899, Mr. Young married Emma Elinor Hines of that city, a daughter of Henry and Susan (Henry) Hines. Her parents were pioneers of Henry County. She is graduate of Northwest Normal School, Geneseo, Illinois, and was principal of Annawan School for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Young have one daughter, Amber, who is a graduate of Glendale Union High School, and is now in Virginia College, Roanoke, Virginia, where she is taking a course in English. Mrs. Young is a member of the Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock, and is active in its management. She has made a thorough study of the early Spanish days in California, and is considered an authority regarding the old missions. She has considerable ability as a public reader and taught elocution while doing school work. The family are members of the Congregational Church.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. p. 363-364