Walter Lewis Young

Walter Lewis Young

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  • Name Walter Lewis Young 
    Born 5 Oct 1908  South Shenango Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pennsylvania Birth Certificate
    Pennsylvania Birth Certificate
    Walter LewisYoung - born at 1:45 a.m. with S.F. Hazen, M.D. as the certifying physician
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Summit Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    10125WilliamYoungheadmalewhite188327married 1x7PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniafarmer working out
    11125LydaYoungwifefemalewhite188624married 1x744PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    12125CharlesYoungsonmalewhite19046singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    13125PaulYoungsonmalewhite19055singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    14125BlanchYoungdaughterfemalewhite19073singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    15125WalterYoungsonfemalewhite1 6/12singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=qjpt_442   
    Census 1920  Pine Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    7873William H.Youngheadmalewhite188436marriedPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniafarm laborer public rd s&e of Mercer St
    7973Lyda A.Youngwifefemalewhite188733marriedPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    8073Charles D.Youngsonmalewhite190416singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    8173Paul E.Youngsonmalewhite190614singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    8273Blanch F.Youngdaughterfemalewhite190812singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    8373Walter S.Youngsonmalewhite191010singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    8473KlahrYoungsonmalewhite19137singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    8573Mary A.Youngdaughterfemalewhite19173singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    8673Doris R.Youngdaughterfemalewhite1 3/12singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=6rmg_441   
    Census 1930  Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    5115WilliamYoungheadmalewhite188248marriedPennsylvaniaUSUSbuilding laborer
    6115LydaYoungwifefemalewhite188743marriedPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    7115CharlesYoungsonmalewhite190426singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniageneral laborer
    8115WalterYoungsonmalewhite190921singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniatruck driver
    9115KlahrYoungsonmalewhite191218singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniajunk shop
    10115MaryYoungdaughterfemalewhite191614singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    11115DorisYoungdaughterfemalewhite191713singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    12115William J.Youngsonmalewhite19228singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    13115ElizabethYoungdaughterfemalewhite19228singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    14115Ella MaeYoungdaughterfemalewhite19255singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    15115AudreyYoungdaughterfemalewhite19264singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=d5zh_440   
    Census 1940  Franklin Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    42114WalterYoungheadmalewhite190931marriedPennsylvaniaWPA laborer
    43114JaneYoungwifefemalewhite191525marriedPennsylvania
    44114DonaldYoungsonmalewhite19337singlePennsylvania
    45114RobertYoungsonmalewhite19346singlePennsylvania
    46114WalterYoungsonmalewhite19373singlePennsylvania
    47114RobertDeweybrother-in-lawmalewhite191030singlePennsylvaniaconstruction carpenter
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=4hbz_409   
    Draft Registration 16 Oct 1940  Union City, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walter registered for the draft October 16, 1940 in Union City, Pa., while working for Erie Iron and Supply Company in Erie. At that time he was 5'8" tall and weighed 164# with hazel eyes, brown hair and a light complexion. 
    World War II Draft Registration Card
    World War II Draft Registration Card
    Walter Lewis Young
    Died 30 Jul 1950  LeBoeuf Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • cause of death: shock and exhaustion, accidental drowning attempting to save his son from drowning in French Creek
    • From the July 31, 1950 issue of the Meadville Tribune Republican, page 2 headlines:
      WALTER L. YOUNG OF ERIE . . .
      FORMER LINESVILLE MAN DIES TRYING TO RESCUE SON FROM FRENCH CREEK
      A former Linesville man, Walter L. Young, 41, of 2206 ½ Perry Street, Erie, died last night while attempting to rescue his 13-year-old son from drowning in French Creek three miles north of Mill Village.
      An autopsy may be held today to determine whether Mr. Young died from drowning or from a heart attack, Erie County Deputy Coroner H.L. Musser of Union City said last night.
      Both Mr. Young and Walter, Jr., the son he was trying to save, were pulled from the water by another son, Donald Young, 18. Young Walter did not require medical treatment, Mr. Musser said.
      Mr. Young was the son of William H. Young of Linesville, and formerly lived in the western-county borough.
      He lost his life while on a swimming party with his wife, the former Jane Dewey, and five of the couple's six children. They were swimming near the Sunflower Club in LeBoeuf Township, Erie County.
      Coroner Musser said the fact that Young was under water a very short time leads to the conclusion he may have died from shock or a heart attack. Whether an autopsy will be held will depend upon the wishes of the family, he added.
      After questioning members of the family, Mr. Musser gave this version of the death.
      Mr. Young decided to stay on the creek bank because the water was too cold, but Donald and Walter went in swimming downstream. Walter swam into deep water and began to flounder. Donald went to his rescue, but called for help when he could not drag him to shore. Mr. Young jumped in the creek and started to help the two boys to shore, but suddenly slumped under water.
      Edinboro Volunteer Firemen worked with a resuscitator for an hour, but were unable to revive Mr. Young.
      In addition to his wife and sons, Walter and Donald, Mr. Young is survived by these other children: Albert, 9; Delores, 5; Eddy, 1½, and Robert, 16. Robert was not a member of the swimming party.
      Other survivors include five sisters: Mrs. Paul Van Dusen, Mrs. Harry Carnes, Mrs. James Carnes and Mrs. John Carnes, all of Linesville, and Mrs. Larue Weed of Erie, and four brothers, Charles of Erie, Paul of Muhlenberg, Klahr of Edinboro, and William H. Young, Jr., with the army of occupation in Germany.
      The body was taken to the Glenn Funeral Home, Union City.
    Pennsylvania Death Certificate
    Pennsylvania Death Certificate
    Walter Lewis Young
    Newspaper Account of the Death of Walter Lewis Young
    Newspaper Account of the Death of Walter Lewis Young
    from the Bradford, Pa., newspaper - the Bradford Era
    Age 41 years 
    Buried 2 Aug 1950  Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section U, Lot 555, Grave 9
    Van Dusen - Young tombstone
    Van Dusen - Young tombstone
    Mary A. Young Van Dusen Dewey - Walter Lewis Young - Carl Richard Van Dusen
    Plot: Section U, Lot 555, Graves 8 and 9
    Van Dusen - Young Tombstone
    Van Dusen - Young Tombstone
    Mary Alene Young Van Dusen Dewey, Walter Lewis Young and Carl Richard Van Dusen
    Plot: Section U, Lot 555
    Van Dusen and Young Tombstone
    Van Dusen and Young Tombstone
    Person ID I29515  Local Families
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2019 

    Father William Henry Young,   b. 27 Jun 1883, Rome Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1967, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Cora Anna Lyda Chamberlain,   b. 20 Aug 1886, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1942, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1903  Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Agnes Dewey,   b. 10 Jun 1914, Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1970, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1933  Wesleyville, Erie County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Donald Edward Young,   b. 4 Apr 1932, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1979  (Age 46 years)
     2. Robert Young,   b. Abt 1934, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Dec 1999  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. Walter Richard Young, Sr.,   b. 12 Mar 1937, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1999, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Albert L. Young,   b. 27 Dec 1940, Union City, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1966, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     5. Living
     6. Living
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart