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Source: Album of Genealogy and Biography, Cook County, Illinois with Portraits 3rd. ed. revised and extended (Chicago: Calumet Book & Engraving Co., 1895), pp. 459-460.

FRANK O. YOUNG, a real-estate dealer and enterprising and progressive citizen of Blue Island, claims New York as the State of his nativity, his birth having occurred in Bergen, on the 19th of July, 1854. His father, Joshua P. Young, is represented elsewhere in this volume. The subject of this article acquired his early education in the common schools, and afterwards entered Cornell University, and after pursuing a general course of study in that institution, was graduated therefrom in the Class of '76, with the degree of B. S.

Mr. Young began his business career as his father's assistant in a real-estate office, and soon after became a partner. He took part in preparing and developing the site of Harvey (then South Lawn). After a time an extensive proportion of the site was sold to T. W. Harvey, and the present name was adopted. Upon his father's death Mr. Young succeeded to the business, which he yet carries on with good success. He has platted several additions to Harvey, Blue Island and other suburbs, and owns an interest in the syndicates at Glen Ellyn, Waukegan and Joliet. he ever labors for the best interests of his home, and with a progressive spirit, does all in his power for its advancement, improvement and upbuilding.

In 1878 Mr. Young was united in marriage with Miss Alice Eames, who was born in Chicago, and is a daughter of M. C. Eames. They now have a family of five children, three sons and two daughters, namely: Olive, Helen, Joshua P., Spencer and Frank. The parents are both members of the Congregational Church, and are prominent people of this community. Their friends are many, and in social circles they hold a high position.

In his political views, Mr. Young is a Republican, but has never sought or desired public office, preferring to give his entire time and attention to his business interests. In 1892 he built on Maple Avenue one of the finest residences in Blue Island. It is equipped with all modern conveniences, richly and tastefully furnished, supplied with all the comforts and many of the luxuries of life, and with its well-kept grounds forms an ornament to the village. Mr. Young is spoken of as a live business man, and his well-directed efforts and capable management have brought him success in his undertakings. He is a highly esteemed citizen and deserves a place in this record of human life.


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