William Henry Young
Laura E. (Perry) Young

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8. William Henry Young was born May 1, 1872 in Champaign Co, OH1, and died October 18, 1960 in Deshler, Henry Co, OH1. He married (1) 9. Laura E. Perry about 1894 in Ohio, daughter of 18. Lucius Perry and 19. Pattie. He married (2) Bertha A. Rosendale August 3, 1915 in Henry Co, Ohio2. He married (3) Maude Farquharson October 1926, daughter of John Farquharson and Mary Buchanan.

Notes for William Henry Young:
     Information relating to date/place of birth, and all data pertaining to the marriage between William Henry Young and Bertha A. Rosendale Ribling are from: Certified marriage certificate #3384, dated 3 August 1915, Probate Court, Henry County, Ohio. On this certificate, William H. Young was listed as being 43 years of age on May 1, 1915, which puts his DOB at May 1, 1872. Elizabeth Addie Wooley Young has information (seemingly well-researched) that he was born on May 1, 1871 instead. Elizabeth's information has proved to be more accurate in other cases. Furthermore, in the 1900 census, his DOB was given as May 1871.
     William Henry Young was known as 'Grampy Bill.' He was the Deshler town marshall, and he rode a bicycle his entire life as his mode of transportation. He was an inveterate cigar-smoker. According to family legend, he was born and raised in, and eventually died in, the same house as his parents, Henry S. and Mary Elizabeth Schultz Young. The house has since been razed. The 1900 census records list Henry S. Young as living on Elm Street, Deshler, and William Henry Young as living on Maple Street.

Obituary, Deshler Flag, October 20, 1960:
     "William H. Young, 89, of Deshler, died at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday in his residence after an illness of four months. He was a former village marshal in Deshler. Born May 1, 1871, in Logan County, he was the son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Shultz) Young. Surviving are his wife, Maude; daughter, Mrs. Andy Barbier, Lima; sons, Arthur, New Castle, Pa., and Boyd, Ft. Wayne; step-daughters, Mrs. Noble Stevenson and Mrs. Joe Gibson, both of Deshler; a step-son, Gehrett Tussinger, Deshler; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A retired dray line owner, Mr. Young was a member of the Maccabee Lodge. Services are at 2 p. m. Friday in the Dubbs Funeral Home. The Rev. Emerson Iles and the Rev. T. E. Donough will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday."

Notes for LAURA E. PERRY:
Buried in Deshler cemetery, near Mausoleum. Little is known about her, except that in mid-life she became mentally disturbed. She is rumored to have tried to kill her husband with a large knife. She was committed to an insane asylum and died there.
According to the Ohio Historical Society on-line death certificate index, a Laura E. Young died on April 14, 1914, in Lucas County (Vol. 1349, Certificate 23335, Code 48). See: http://www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/search.cfm

     Information relating to date/place of birth, and all data pertaining to the marriage between William Henry Young and Bertha A. Rosendale Ribling are from: Certified marriage certificate #3384, dated 3 August 1915, Probate Court, Henry County, Ohio.
Obituary, Deshler Flag, January 28, 1926:
     "Mrs. W. H. Young Died Saturday. Deshler Marshal's Wife Dies After Illness of Just a Few Days Duration. ...passing of Bertha Alice Rosendale Young at her late home in Deshler, Ohio, January 23, 1926. She was born in Elk County, Kansas, October 4th, 1881, and had attained the age of 44 years, 3 months and 19 days. She was united in marriage to William H. Young August 3rd 1915 and has resided in their Deshler home since that time. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Fargo, Oklahoma and her membership had never been transferred from that place. She left a bright christian testimony to her friends, just before she gave her final adieu to the receding things of life. Those left to mourn are the husband, one daughter, Faye Maxine, aged 7 yrs., three step sons, Arthur H. Young, Willard, Ohio; Boyd Young, Warren, Ohio; and Wilbur H. Young. Also the deceased has left one sister, Florence Ferrell, Hominday, Oklahoma; one half-sister, Leora Wansicker of McGuffy, Ohio; two half-brothers and many other relatives, neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held in the United Brethren Church, Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. M. E. Kruse officiating. Interment was made in the beautiful yet sombrous Woodlawn, 'The Silent City of the Dead,' by Rader and Spangler, morticians."

Obituary, Deshler Flag, October 11, 1962:
     "Mrs. Maude M. Young, 83, of 307 Stearns Ave., died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Noble Stevenson, 134 1/2 E. Main St. She had been ill seven months. Born Sept. 17, 1879, in Wood County, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Buchanan) Farquharson. She was married to William Young October of 1926 and he died in 1960. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren Church, Deshler, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Rose) Gibson, Deshler; a son, Gehrett (Snook) Tussinger; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fay Barbier, Lima, sisters, Mrs. George Crouch, Deshler, and Mrs. Selden Slane, Route 3, Leipsic; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dubbs Funeral Home. The Rev. T.E. Donaugh will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home."

Children of William Young and Laura Perry are:

  1. Arthur J. Young, b. October 21, 1896.

    Notes for Arthur J. Young:

    Henry County, Ohio, birth records, 1891-1900, p. 634, #644, list him as Arthur H. vice Arthur J. Young. (LDS 0423627)

  2. 4. William H. Young, b. July 13, 1898, Deshler, Henry Co, OH; d. April 21, 1930, Columbus, OH3; m. 5. Violet Beatrice Brown, November 8, 1913, Monroe, MI4.
  3. Boyd McKinley Young, b. April 7, 1902, Deshler, Henry Co, OH5; d. June 16, 1977, Fort Wayne, IN6; m. Jennie.

    Notes for Boyd McKinley Young:

    Obituary, Deshler Flag, June 23, 1977:
         "Boyd Young, 75, Fort Wayne, formerly of Deshler, died Thursday morning in his home. He was born April 7, 1902, in Deshler, to William H. and Laura (Perry) Young. Surving is one half-sister, Mrs. Faye Barbier, Cridersville. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dubbs-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler. Burial was in Deshler Woodlawn Cemetery."
    On Tombstone: Tec. 4 U.S. Army, WWII

    Child of William Young and Bertha Rosendale is:

  4. Faye Maxine Young, b. 1918; m. Andy Barbier.


1. Obituary, Deshler Flag, Deshler, Ohio, October 20, 1960.
2. Henry County, Ohio, Marriages, 1913-1925, p. 24, (Henry County marriage register, p. 192).
3. Obituary, Deshler Flag, April 24, 1930
4. Obituary, Deshler Flag, Deshler, Ohio, April 9, 1931.
5. Deshler Flag, June 23, 1977, obituary.
6. Obituary, Deshler Flag, Deshler, Ohio, June 23, 1977.