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Howard Young

Birth: He was born in 1900 in London, England. He applied for U.S. Citizenship in 1938.  

Family Information: Son of Sidney and Lilly Young.

Brother of Ivy and Flora Young.

He married Florence Anderson on May 16, 1935 in Leesville, LA.  


Pre-Colony History: Before coming to Newllano, the family had lived for a time at Welwyn Garden City, a co-operative community in England, though the Young family soon lost faith in that concern and felt that it had only been a scheme to enrich the Board of Directors, thus they made the decision to come to Newllano to live in 1930.

They came to America onboard the Niagara, docking at Galveston, Texas October 2, 1930 and listing George T. Pickett as their friend in the country.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In October 1933 he was the night operator at the ice plant and could be found working up a sweat in the ice room. It was reported that he found sufficient work during the rush hours to keep him warm without the sun.  

Other Info:

He and all the members of his family were frequent performers in the colony theater productions -- they acted in "playlets", demonstrated folk-dancing, and offered a variety of musical performances. In addition to performing, they often created costumes, props, etc.

Post-Colony History: He left the colony in January 1936 with a canvas-covered load of furniture, going to California along with his wife and his sister, Flora, and her family.

In 1940 he was listed as living in Los Angeles, California with his wife and daughter while working as a laborer for the WPA.  

Death: He died in 1968 in Santa Barbara, California.  

Sources: Family Source; Photo Archives; England Census: 1911; Galveston Passenger Lists; "Llano Colonist": October 28, 1933, January 4, 1936; US Census: 1940; US Naturalization Records 1840-1957; US SSDI  


Standing (L to R) Howard Young, Flora Young, George Campbell (soon to marry Flora), George Pickett, Ivy Young (bride), Alice Pickett, Ed Loupe (groom), Unknown, Dr. R.K. Williams, Dr. Cecil Williams; Sitting (L to R) Unknown, Sidney Young, Lily Young, Unknown (possibly Carl Gleeser).

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