Robert Dixon Young

24 Jul 1867 - 12 Jun 1962

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Robert Dixon Young

24 Jul 1867 - 12 Jun 1962
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Robert Dixon Young was born July 24, 1867 in Scotland. Both of his parents were Scottish. In the 1870's he immigrated to the United States. He served a mission to Australia between 1901-1903. He was married to Mary Susannah Parker in 1891 who was from Utah. Her father was from Missouri and her mothe

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Robert Dixon Young


Richfield City Cemetery

800 North Main
Richfield, Sevier, Utah
United States

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Robert Dixon Young Biography

Contributor: Jeremiah.hoehne Created: 1 month ago Updated: 1 month ago

Robert Dixon Young was born July 24, 1867 in Scotland. Both of his parents were Scottish. In the 1870's he immigrated to the United States. He served a mission to Australia between 1901-1903. He was married to Mary Susannah Parker in 1891 who was from Utah. Her father was from Missouri and her mother from Illinois. They had seven children but only five survived. They lived in Richfield, Utah. His children were Mary 14, Archibald 12, Lorertta 9, Sanoma 5 and Hilda 2. In 1910 he was a farmer and owned his own farm. They had another son, Joseph who was born in about 1911. In 1920 the daughter, Mary who went by Velma was a bookkeeper at a bank. Around 1930 he became a contractor for roads. Between 1933 and 1943 he became the temple president of the Manti Temple. He was the president of the Salt Lake Temple between 1949-1953. He died June 12, 1962.

Joseph L. Young--My First Recollection As A Child

Contributor: Jeremiah.hoehne Created: 1 month ago Updated: 1 month ago

1912-1914 I remember living in the old adobe house where the present house is at 96 South 2nd West in Richfield. I suppose I was born there. The house had a white wooden banister around the porch. I used to ride them as a horse, I must of been 3 or 4 years old. Before this time I had had an accident that left it’s mark on me to this day. I think I was about 2 years old at the time. I was picked up out in the backyard with a very deep cut on the right side of my face just right of my nose, about 2 inches long and bleeding profusely. No one knew whether I had been kicked by a horse, fallen on a piece of glass, or gored by one of the long horned cows. I was sewed up but have carried the scar to this day. As a youngest, 6 or 7 years old, my brother Bryant used to pay me 5 or 10 cents to help him milk 7 or 8 head of cows, but as soon as I could handle the job well myself he talked Father into turning the whole job over to me and from then on I got no pay from him. I milked by hand 3 to 8 cows morning and night from then until I was in the 8th grade. In summer I would drive the cows to pasture 3 miles in the morning and bring them home at night. It was many times after dark when I would play to late. When I was in 4th grade I was trusted with a beautiful team of black horses to haul hay to the feed mill and have it cut up for cow feed. I would load and unload the wagon except one time I took a load on a school day and when I started to unload a man asked if I would like some help. I said yes. He asked about my school and teacher who I did not get along with very well. I told him quite a story about the teacher, how bad she was etc. Two nights afterward as I sat at a ballgame I looked back of me and there stood my teacher with the man who helped me unload the hay. He said hello, smiled and introduced me to his wife (my teacher). I didn’t do as well thereafter in 4th grade as I had done. As a 4th and 5th grader I also worked for my father who was a general contractor and was building a road from Richfield to Elsinore, Utah. I hauled the lump coal from Richfield to the job and then kept the steam rollers in coal and water during the day. Cy Anderson, the operator of the roller gave me a chew of tobacco one day and told me to chew it and then swallow it, which I did. I remember I was so sick I thought I would die. I went over and laid down behind an old barn the rest of the day and father took me home that night he just said to me, “ that tobacco is not good ” and that was lesson enough for me.

Picking Up Car 1934

Contributor: Jeremiah.hoehne Created: 1 month ago Updated: 1 month ago

Sept 1934, When I returned from my mission in Germany in 1934, Mother and Father met me in Chicago and we visited the World's Fair for a few days. Father had ordered a new Dodge car to be picked up in Detroit but became ill with the flu and so Mother and I had to go back and pick it up. We took a bus out of Chicago that was to get to Detroit in the early morning. The bus broke down and we sat on the road for 3-4 hours before getting it fixed. Mother and I picked up the Dodge car which was silver in color with and attached trunk, and it was a beauty, and brought it back to Chicogo where we picked Father up and drove it on home to Richfield. Picture taken between Detroit and Chicago in 1934

Life timeline of Robert Dixon Young

Robert Dixon Young was born on 24 Jul 1867
Robert Dixon Young was 7 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Robert Dixon Young was 16 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
Robert Dixon Young was 26 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Robert Dixon Young was 41 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Robert Dixon Young was 47 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Robert Dixon Young was 62 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Robert Dixon Young was 72 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Robert Dixon Young was 74 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Robert Dixon Young was 90 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Robert Dixon Young died on 12 Jun 1962 at the age of 94
Grave record for Robert Dixon Young (24 Jul 1867 - 12 Jun 1962), BillionGraves Record 2447540 Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States