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Dr. John Young Papers, 1847-1955

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Identifier: A2934

Title: Dr. John Young Papers, 1847-1955


Dr. John Young practiced medicine in Southwest Kansas and Northwest Arkansas for most of his career. He was born in Overton County, Tennessee in 1836 and began his study of medicine under the tutelage of Dr. David S. Booth, in Missouri and later, Sparta, Illinois. From 1862 to 1873 he lived in the West doing odd jobs, and returned to St. Louis in 1874 to complete his medical studies at the Missouri Medical College. He practiced for several years in Sherman City, Kansas before locating to Springdale, Arkansas, where he practiced medicine the remainder of his life. Young married Sophie Franklin, of St. Mary’s, Canada West (now Ontario), and was the father of three children, Franklin Young, born in 1879, John Young, born in 1880, and Daisy Young, born in 1882. Young died in 1914.

The collection includes correspondence from Dr. David S. Booth, and a number of Dr. Young’s classmates at the Missouri Medical College. Also included are a number of letters addressed to Sophie Franklin from various family members, and contemporary medical advertisements, and articles.

1 box; 1 oversize folder

Cite as: Dr. John Young Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1847-1955

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Booth, David S.

Subjects: Physicians
Medical care


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