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Earl L. Young Diary 1878-1944



Repository: Knox College Special Collections and Archives
Creator: Earl L. Young
Title: Earl L. Young Diary Manuscript Collections
Dates: 1878-1944
Quantity: 1 envelope
Identification: Manuscripts #108
Language: English

Biographical Notes

Earl L. Young (1878-18944) was born in Persifer Township, Knox County, IL, to John R. Young and Samantha Lotts. He was married to a woman named Pearl [____] (1884 – 19xx), and both are buried in the Knoxville Cemetery, Abingdon, Knox County, IL, with many other members of the Young family. Earl’s father, John R. Young, was a Hedding College graduates and spent his adult life farming in Persifier Township. He owned 600 acres of farmland in 1912, including a sawmill, and also held various local government offices. .

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This diary was written by Earl Young during his 16th year and serves as a commentary on local events and people, along with a testimony of conditions in Knox County just before the turn of the century. Entries detail Earl’s daily life, including the death of his baby sister, family matters, local politics, the lives of his friends, and local people, including the Caldwell, Wells, and England families. .

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