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Alfales Young

3 October 1853–30 March 1920

Born 3 Oct. 1853 in Salt Lake City.[1] Son of Brigham Young and Eliza Burgess.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6 Aug. 1866, in Salt Lake City.[3] Attended the University of Deseret for three years, ca. 1870.[4] Graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, 27 Mar. 1877.[5] Admitted to the Utah bar, 7 June 1877.[6] Member of the Utah Stake high council, 14 Oct. 1877–2 June 1878.[7] Participated in the Wasatch Literary Association, 1878.[8] Worked as a lawyer in the firm of Williams and Young, 1879–1885.[9] Married Ada Lydia Cottle, 16 Apr. 1884.[10] Editor of the Salt Lake Democrat, 30 Mar. 1885–6 Feb. 1886.[11] Member of the Utah Fish and Game Protective Association, 1885.[12] Member of the Young Democratic Club, 1885.[13] Worked as telegraph editor for the Salt Lake Herald newspaper, 1889–1892.[14] Active in Democratic Party politics, 1892.[15] Warden of the Utah Territory Penitentiary, June–Nov. 1893.[16] Charter member and incorporator of the State Historical Society of Utah, 1897.[17] Telegraph editor for the Deseret News, 1901–1920.[18] Served as president of the library board, 2 Feb.–10 Oct. 1904.[19] Died 30 Mar. 1920 in Salt Lake City.[20] 

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, 31 Oct. 1868–11 Nov. 1872, p. 31, line 7, Alfales Young, 28 Dec. 1868, microfilm 1239501, DGS 7751472 (restricted access), FHL. “Alfales Young, Husband of Ada Cottle Young,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 2 Apr. 2020), Ada Cottle (LHQZ-BPY), Memories. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Mar. 2020), Alfales Young (KWVC-9QC).

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, 31 Oct. 1868–11 Nov. 1872, p. 31, line 7, Alfales Young, 28 Dec. 1868, microfilm 1239501, DGS 7751472 (restricted access), FHL. “Alfales Young, Husband of Ada Cottle Young,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 2 Apr. 2020), Ada Cottle (LHQZ-BPY), Memories.

[3] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, 31 Oct. 1868–11 Nov. 1872, p. 31, line 7, Alfales Young, 28 Dec. 1868, microfilm 1239501, DGS 7751472 (restricted access), FHL. 

[4] “The School Fight,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 7 Jan. 1885, 8. 

[5] “Proceedings of the Board of Regents (1876–1881),” University of Michigan, Proceedings of the Board of Regents (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/u/umregproc/ACW7513.1876.001/100?rgn=full+text;view=image;q1=Alfales, accessed 27 Mar. 2020). 

[6] “Local and Other Matters,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 7 June 1877, 3.

[7] “Organization of the Utah Stake of Zion,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 16 Oct. 1877, 2. Provo Utah Central Stake, Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1849–1977, vol. 1, part 2, June 1865–Oct. 1897, LR 9629 2, image 153/344, CHL.

[8] EBW, Diary, 30 Jan. and 6 Feb. 1878.

[9] “A Democratic Row,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 10 Jan. 1885, 8. Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879–80 (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1879), 151.

[10] “Death Claims Utah Pioneer,” Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 1940, B5. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 40, p. 6B, Alfales Young and Ada L. Young. “Alfales Young, Husband of Ada Cottle Young,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 2 Apr. 2020), Ada Cottle (LHQZ-BPY), Memories.

[11] “Newspaper Banner,” Salt Lake Evening Democrat, 30 Mar. 1885, 2. “Banner,” Salt Lake Evening Democrat, 6 Feb. 1886, [2]. “Local Briefs,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 7 Feb. 1886, 12.

[12] “Fish and Game,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 18 Jan. 1885, 12. 

[13] “A Democratic Row,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 10 Jan. 1885, 8. “Young Democrats,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 9 Jan. 1885, 8.

[14] “Giant of the Rockies,” Salt Lake Herald, 25 Dec. 1889, 33. “Banner,” Salt Lake Herald, 25 Dec. 1891, 4. “Personal,” Salt Lake Times, 12 May 1892, 4. 

[15] “Political Activity,” Salt Lake Times, 20 Sept. 1892, [1]. “Scandinavian Democrats,” Sunday Herald (Salt Lake City), 28 May 1893, 5. EBW, Diary, 16 June 1892.

[16] “The Marshal’s Staff,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 28 June 1893, [1]. “Changes at the Penitentiary,” Salt Lake Herald, 10 Nov. 1893, 3.

[17] “Historical Society,” Salt Lake Herald, 29 Dec. 1897, 8. 

[18] “City and Neighborhood,” Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Dec. 1900, 5. “Alfales Young, Husband of Ada Cottle Young,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 2 Apr. 2020), Ada Cottle (LHQZ-BPY), Memories. 

[19] “Legal Appointment of Library Board,” Salt Lake Telegram, 2 Feb. 1904, 7. “Picks Alfales Young,” Salt Lake Herald, 3 Feb. 1904, 8. “Pres. Young Out of Library Board,” Salt Lake Telegram, 18 Oct. 1904, 8.

[20] “Utah State Archives,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 27 Mar. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 840/520 (1920). “Alfales Young Dies; Pioneer Leader’s Son,” Sun (Salt Lake City), 2 Apr. 1920, 1.