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George Young, Sr. (1829-1890)
Native of Ayshire Scotland, owned grocery business in Bay City, MI.

1883 Biography. (Added July, 2011)
History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883


George Young, a prominent capitlist of Bay City, is a native of Scotland, and emigrated to this country in 1840. In 1870 he came to Bay City from Albany, N. Y. He has never been engaged in active business since coming here, but has employed his capital in various ways. He is a large stockholder in the Bay City Bank, and has been vice-president for several years. He has four sons in active business -- George H. Young, cashier of the Bay City Bank, Charles and Walter D. Young, brewers and William, superintendent of Mr. Wlliam Peter's mill.

1892 memorial. (Added March, 2009)

Historical Collections, Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Vol. XVIL, 1892


George Young, one of the prominent men of Bay City, died January 18, 1890.

Mr. Young was born in Ayshire, Scotland, January 2, 1820, emigrated to America in 1839. Settled in the city of Albany, New York, where he was for many years engaged in the wholesale and retail grocery business. He was married June 15, 1846, to Magdalen Ann McCormick, by whom he left four sons, vis.: George H., cashier Bay City Bank; Charles E. and Walter D., engaged in the coal and vessel business, and William A., the youngest, in the lumber business with William Peter.

Mr. Young came to Bay City in 1870 and when into the banking business. He was for many years vice president of the Bay City Bank which office he held at his death; he was very successful in business, having accumulated a fortune. A man of strict integrity and universally respected by all classes of citizens.

Additional Notes.

    1847 - New York Births: Albany.

  • George Hamilton Young born May 14, 1847, son of George and Ann Magdelene Young.

    1851 - New York Births: Albany.

  • William Archibald Young, born Nov. 11, 1851, son of George and Ann M. Young.

    1880 - Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Young, George - b. 1825 Scotland - banker
  • Anna, wife - b. 1829 New York
  • William A., son - b. 1852 New York - bookkeeper

    1880 - Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Young, George H. - b. 1847 New York - banker
  • Mary, wife - b. 1850 New York
  • Frankie, son - b. 1867 New York
  • Mary A., dau. - b. 1878, Mich.

    1890 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City

  • Date: February 27, 1890.
  • Groom: Walter D. Young, of Bay City, age 34, b. New York, parents: George Young & Annie McCormick.
  • Bride: Elizabeth Ambrose, of Bay City, age 24, b. Illinois, parents: George Ambrose & unknown.
  • Official: W.W. Lyle, minister.
  • Witnesses: Mrs. E.M.J. Ambrose & Mrs. George Young (both of Bay City).

    Contributed by Phil Draper - Dec. 21, 2008.
    -- Last name of Elizabeth Androse is actually spelled Ambrose. Her life span was from 1865 to 1942. She and Walter are buried at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Bay City, MI.

Related Note & Pages

Related Pages:
Young, Geo. H.(son)
Young, Walter D.(son)
Young, Wm. A. (son)
People Referenced
Ambrose, Elizabeth (d-inlaw)
Ambrose, Geo. (inlaw)
Lyle, W.W.
McCormick, Annie (inlaw)
McCormick, Ann M. (wife)
Peter, William
Phillips, Mary (d-inlaw)
Young, Charles E.(son)
Young, Geo. (subject)
Young, Geo. H. (son)
Young, Frank P. (g-son)
young, Mary A. (g-dau)
Young, Walter D. (son)
Young, Wm. A. (son)
Subjects Referenced
Albany, NY
Ayshire, Scotland
Bay City, MI
Bay City Bank
Wm. Peter's mill
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