One of the life-long democratic farmers of the county is Oscar Young, who was born in Scott county December 31, 1852. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Young and at present lives upon the farm, seven miles southwest of Winchester, upon which his father lived prior to his death in 1889. His father had an attack of "gold fever" and journeyed to California in an early day. He was not quite a ‘49-er - he went in 1850 - and there was fortunate enough to secure his start in life. He then returned to Illinois.
After he had reached a sufficient age our subject was sent to the country schools and there received his education. He was also kept at work on the farm. On February 10, 1881, he was married to Miss Harriet Langley, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Langley. To them one son has been born.
Mr. Young is one of the prosperous and welltodo farmers of Scott county. He owns a good farm and has it well stocked. He is known to a large circle of friends throughout the county and by them is regarded as a man possessed of sound judgment and practical common sense. He is a whole-souled gentleman of pleasant address and regards Scott county as a place sufficiently good for the home of any man.