Person:Stephen Young (6)

Stephen Young
m. 29 Jul 1877
  1. Walla Young1880 -
  2. Henry Young1881 -
  3. Don Young1884 -
  4. Stephen Young1889 - 1984
  5. Isabelle Young1890 -
  • HStephen Young1889 - 1984
  • WRuby Dawley1889 - 1952
m. 18 Jan 1911
Facts and Events
Name Stephen Young
Gender Male
Birth[1][12] 4 May 1889 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States
Graduation[17] Jun 1907 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesGraduated from Norwalk High School
Marriage 18 Jan 1911 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United Statesto Ruby Dawley
Burial[12][13] 1984 Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States
Death[2][12] 1 Dec 1984 Washington, United States


Early Life and Education

Stephen Marvin Young, Jr. was born on May 4, 1889 in Norwalk, Ohio, the fourth child of attorney Stephen M Young, Sr and Isabella Young, nee Wagner.[1][3] He attended public schools, graduating in 1907 from Norwalk High School. After high school graduation, Stephen attended Kenyon College and obtained a law degree from Western Reserve College in 1911.[5][6] He was admitted to the bar that year and began to practice law in Norwalk.[13]

Marriage and Early Political and Military Career

On January 17, 1911, Stephen married Ruby Louise Dawley, who lived in Cleveland, less than three miles from Western Reserve University where he had received his law degree.[6]

In 1912, Stephen was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, and served from 1913 to 1917. During this time he was called to active duty as a a Private in Company F, Third Ohio Infantry, and took part in the campaign against Pancho Villa on the Mexican border.[12][13] After leaving the Ohio House of Representatives, he became Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Cuyahoga County.[13]

Stephen again entered active duty during World War I, serving in the Field Artillery. He was discharged on November 29, 1918. Returning to Cleveland, he was Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyohoga County until 1920.[13]

Political Career 1920-1940

In 1920, Stephen returned to the practice of law. By this time, he and Ruby lived at 3054 Edgehill Road, Cleveland Heights Village, Ohio with their son Stephen Young III, age 7, and their daughter Marjorie Young, age 4. They were prospeous enough to employ a servant from Finland.[8]

As he built his practice, Stephen also continued to be interested in public office. He ran in 1922 for Attorney General of Ohio and in 1930 campaigned to be the Democratic nominee for Governor, but was unsuccessful both times.[13] By 1930, he had moved his family to a larger home less than a mile away at 3034 Berkshire Road. He and Ruby had another child, Richard.[9]

After serving from 1931-1932 on the Ohio Commission on Unemployment Insurance, Stephen's political fortunes finally turned and he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932 and reelected to the Seventy-fourth in 1934. He declined to run in 1936, and was once again an unsuccessful candidate for the gubernatorial nomination. From 1937-1939, he served as special counsel to the Attorney General of Ohio, then was elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress in 1940.[10][11][13]

World War II

In 1942 he was not reelected to Congress, and entered the U.S. Army as a Major. He served in North Africa and Italy and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1946.[13]

Post War Political Career

After the war, Stephen resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., but he could not resist the lure of public office. In 1948 he was again elected to Congress and served one term, again suffering defeat in the 1950 election. He lost an election in 1956, this time for Attorney General of Ohio.[13] In between these political setbacks, in October 1952 Stephen suffered the loss of his wife Ruby. Five years later, he married Rachel Louise Bell.[13][16]

Although a long-short candidate, in 1958 Stephen was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and was reelected in 1964, but decided not to run in 1970 and retired from politics.

Final Years

Stephen continued to live in Washington D.C. and died in that city December 1, 1984, two years after the death of his second wife Rachel.[2][13][16] He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.[12]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ohio. Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962, FHL Film Number: 410277, 2011.

    Name: Stephen M Young; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birth Place: Norwalk, Huron, Ohio;
    Birth Date: 4 May 1889; Father's Name: Stephen M Young; Mother's name: Isabella Wagner.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Hayes Presidential Center, and various public libraries of Ohio. Ohio Obituary Index [database]. (Fremont, Ohio: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, ca. 1970-), Lorain Journal, 6 Dec 1984.
  3. Kenton Ward 4, in Huron County, Ohio. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: 1288; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 1241288., 1900.
    1900 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio
  4.   Kenyon College Yearbook 1909, in U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010), page 63, 1909.
    Kenyon College Yearbook, 1909
  5. Norwalk Ward 4, in Huron, Ohio, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: T624_1200; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1375213., 1910.
    1910 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio
  6. 6.0 6.1 Case Western Reserve Yearbook 1911, in U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010), pages 122 & 241, 1911.
    Western Reserve Yearbook, 1911, p. 122 Western Reserve Yearbook 1911, p 251
  7.   Ohio, United States. Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918. (Columbus, OH, USA: The F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1926), The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-18. Columbus, OH, USA: The F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1926., 1926.

    Stephen M. Young: 28 Training Battery Field Artillery Central Officers' Training School Cp Taylor Ky to Discharge Private Honorable discharge 29 Nov 1918.

  8. Cleveland Heights, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule: Fourteenth Census of the United States, NARA Microfilm Publication T625. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), Roll: T625_1374; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 609; Image: 464., 1920.
    1920 Census - Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  9. Cleveland Heights, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule: Fifteenth Census of the United States, NARA Microfilm Publication T626. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), Roll: 1784; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0572; Image: 127.0; FHL microfilm: 2341518., 1930.
    1930 US Census - Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  10. Cleveland Heights, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: T627_3049; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 18-57., 1940.
    1940 US Census - Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  11. World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Ohio, in United States. World War II Draft Registration Cards, NAI: 623234, 1942.
    WWII Draft Registration
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Find A Grave, Stephen Marvin Young.
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 United States. Congress (109th, 2005-2006). United States. Congress. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005, 16th Edition; ISBN: 9780160731761, 2005.
  14.   Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010), Volume: Vol 76-77; Page: 219, 1911.
  15.   Find A Grave, Ruby D Dawley Young.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Stephen Young, Former Senator From Ohio, Dies by Richard Pearson, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Washington Post, The. (Washington, D.C.).
  17. Norwalk Ohio High School Class of 1907, Jun 1907.