Jonathan Fairbanks and Clyde Edwin Tuck

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WALTER B. YOUNG. The farmer who succeeds must plan his planting well ahead. He must subdivide his crop area into sections of a size to suit his requirements, and in such manner as to keep his ground fully occupied by a continued succession of crops, throughout the growing season, and thus obtain the maximum of produce from his soil with no loss of fertility and with the minimum risk of loss from insect attacks , drought, flood or from disease. One of the successful young farmers of Wilson township, Greene county, who seems to have a comprehensive grasp of the above phases of agriculture and a myriad of others of importance, is Walter B. Young.

Mr. Young was born near Greenville, in eastern Tennessee, December 8, 1882. He is a son of J. H. and Mary J. (Walker) Young, both natives of Tennessee also, where they grew to maturity and were married. The father was a shoemaker in his earlier life, but later devoted his attention to farming, purchasing a farm in Greene county, Tennessee, when our subject was about six years old, and lived on the place three years, when he sold out and removed to Greene county, Missouri, settling on the Walter Bray farm near Bois D'Arc, where he resided six years, then purchased twenty acres near that town. He is now making his home in Bois D'Are. His wife died in 1909. They were the parents of six children, namely: John lives on a farm in Murry township; Mrs. Mollie Bean Mrs. Lee Lockwood, Charles is deceased, Walter B. of this sketch, and Mrs. Bertha Peck lives near Kansas City, Missouri.

Walter B. Young, grew to manhood on the farm and assisted his father with the general farm work. He received his education in the district schools of Tennessee and at Bois D'Arc, Missouri. He remained with his parents until he was eighteen years of age. He began farming for himself when but a boy and has continued in this vocation with gratifying success. He has for the past five years been operating two hundred acres in Wilson township and has been well repaid for his labor and careful attention to it.

Mr. Young married on March 17, 1901, Eva Robinson, a daughter of Marion and Cornelia (Carter) Robinson, both natives of Greene county, this state, where our subject's wife grew to womanhood and was educated in the common schools. She is the oldest of six children, the others being named as follows: the second child died in infancy; William and Walter, twins; Mrs. Bertha Arbuckle, who was next in order, and Gertie, who is at home with her parents, who live on a farm near Elwood, this county.

Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Young, namely: Virgil Ray, Lorena Essie and Velma.

Politically, Mr. Young is a Republican. Mrs. Young is a member of the Baptist church.


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