HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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ARTHUR YOUNG, Justice of the Peace and insurance agent, Petersburg; son of Samuel and Sophia V. (Craven) Young; was born in Montgomery Co., Md., Aug 1, 1847, where he was raised and received his early schooling. In 1865, he came to Illinois, locating in Jacksonville, and there attended Illinois College, returning home in 1867. In 1869, he came to Illinois again and settled in Petersburg, and engaged in the mercantile business, which he abandoned after a time on account of his health. In 1876, he was elected Justice of the Peace to fill a vacancy, and elected regularly in 1877, which position he now holds. He is a good businessman, of fine social qualities, and has won the esteem and respect of all who know him. He married Miss Belle Cissel, of his native State, April 19, 1870; they have three children.


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