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David Benjamin YoungAge: 73 years18501923

David Benjamin Young
Given names
David Benjamin
Birth June 7, 1850
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 6 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 10 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 16 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 18 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
MarriageSarah Vandover KittrellView this family
December 29, 1870 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Lemuel Franklin Young
August 20, 1872 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 17, 1880 (Age 30 years)
Death of a wifeSarah Vandover Kittrell
January 7, 1881 (Age 30 years)
MarriageMary I JonesView this family
June 30, 1885 (Age 35 years)
Sheriff of Ripley Co.
1885 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Margaret H Young
September 23, 1886 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Dora R Young
about 1891 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 47 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a daughter
#4Helen Isabella Young
March 1, 1900 (Age 49 years)
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childLemuel Franklin YoungVesta Isabel HicksView this family
October 21, 1903 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1David Crawford Young
July 15, 1905 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary Frances Young
September 15, 1907 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 65 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 66 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 67 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death October 24, 1923 (Age 73 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Doniphan Oak Ridge Cemetery
Last change January 5, 202112:39:30

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Sarah Vandover Kittrell - View this family
Sarah Vandover Kittrell
Birth: January 13, 1856 50 27Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States
Death: January 7, 1881Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States
Marriage: December 29, 1870Ripley, Missouri, United States
20 months
Lemuel Franklin Young
Birth: August 20, 1872 22 16Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States
Death: April 3, 1967Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States
Family with Mary I Jones - View this family
Marriage: June 30, 1885Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States
15 months
Margaret H Young
Birth: September 23, 1886 36 24Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States
5 years
Dora R Young
Birth: about 1891 40 28Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States
9 years
Helen Isabella Young
Birth: March 1, 1900 49 37Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - David Benjamin Young - Household

Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri

Young, David BWM30headMMerchantTNTNTN
Young, Sarah VWF23wifeMKeeping HouseMOTNTN
Young, Lemuel FWM7sonSMOTNMO

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - David Benjamin Young - Household

Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri

Young, David BheadWMJun185049M15TNTNTNLumber man
Young, Mary IwifeWFMay186238M1543MOOHOH
Young, Lemuel FsonWMAug187227SMOTNMOLumber man
Young, Margaret HdaughterWFSep188613SMOTNMOAt School
Young, Dora RdaughterWFMar18919SMOTNMO
Young, Helen IdaughterWFMar19003mSMOTNMO