Lawrence Wilbert Young1

M, b. 17 March 1906, d. 17 July 1977
     Lawrence Wilbert Young was born on 17 March 1906 at Ohio.1 He was the son of Edward Henry Young and Hattie Florence Wendell.1 Lawrence Wilbert Young died on 17 July 1977 at Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Co., MI, at age 71.


  1. [S3280] 1920 Federal Census, Coshocton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1357.

Leonard Augustus Young

M, b. 31 January 1877, d. October 1964
     Leonard Augustus Young was born on 31 January 1877 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. He was the son of James Young and Evelyn Bennett. Leonard Augustus Young began military service in 1900 Spanish-American War, U.S. Army, Company F., 5th Regiment, Cavalry, private (1900.) He married Ola Butcher, daughter of Joseph Milton Butcher and Lydia Ann Munson, on 4 July 1907 at Lake Co., IN. Leonard Augustus Young died in October 1964 at Dade Co., FL, at age 87 HISTORY OF MOTOWN MANSION

The house at 918 West Boston Boulevard, also known as the "Motown Mansion", is located in the Boston Edison neighborhood of Detroit. The mansion is most famous for being owned by Berry Gordy, Jr. of Motown Records between 1967 and 2002.
The "Motown Mansion" (aka the "Berry Gordy Mansion" or the "Gordy Manor") was built in 1917 by Nels Mitchelson, a Danish immigrant who arrived in the United States in 1866 and established several successful lumber and timber companies in Michigan. Constructed in an Italian Renaissance Revival style, the original mansion was approximately 8.500 square feet, with nine bedrooms, five full baths, four fireplaces, and a carriage house large enough to accommodate five cars and house two apartments above it.
In 1925 Leonard Augustus Young purchased the house from the Mitchelson family. Young significantly renovated the house and property. He added ornate carved marble mantelpieces to the fireplaces, and installed custom light fixtures, and bronze doors in each room. Young upgraded the house with state of the art technology, installing a theater to screen the latest movies from MGM studios, a company in which he was also an investor. The most impressive addition to the two acre estate, was a 4,500 square foot athletic building. The facility includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, bowling alley, gymnasium and billiards room.
Pablo Davis, a nationally recognized artist who worked with Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso, purchased the property in 1964. Davis currently has works on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Upon purchasing the property, Davis split the property into two parcels. Davis owned and lived in the main house while Max Gozesky owned and lived in the athletic building.
The property's most famous resident, Berry Gordy Jr., bought both parcels in 1969, reuniting the estate. Gordy, Jr.'s acquisition of the property happened only ten years after he borrowed $800 to form Motown Records. His ability to purchase this impressive property within the span of a decade attests to the meteoric rise in popularity and bankability of Motown music and those running the operations. Gordy, Jr. hosted many Motown stars at his home for parties and private concerts.
In the 1970s, Motown Records moved the majority of their operations to Los Angeles, but Gordy, Jr. still retained ownership of his Detroit residence. In 2002, after being vacant for almost 20 years, Mr. Gordy sold the residence to corporate tax attorney Cynthia F. Reaves. Ms. Reaves is a nationally known tax attorney who has written several books on tax law and is a national speaker on exempt organization law. Ms. Reaves is a former advisor to President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter and Governor Doug Wilder (Dem. VA.) Over a period of two years, Ms. Reaves restored the Motown Mansion. In 2006, Ms. Reaves received the State of Michigan Historic Preservation award from the Governor of the State of Michigan for the "meticulous" and substantial restoration of the Motown Mansion, including a major restoration of the athletic building. Ms. Reaves is the only individual to be granted such an award which is usually reserved for architectural and engineering firms and local governmental units. As part of the restoration, Ms. Reaves re-acquired all of the original lighting fixtures for the residence and restored the ornate decorative plaster throughout the property. In 2010, the home was temporarily placed on the market, but was taken off of the market soon thereafter, leaving Ms. Reaves as the current owner of the property.
During her ownership, Ms. Reaves restored the home and allowed it to reclaim its status as one of the residential "jewels" of the City of Detroit. She often hosts fund raisers for charities and political candidates adding to the vibrancy of the neighborhood and enhancing the reputation of the City of Detroit. During her ownership, she has held fund raisers for major Democratic candidates, and hosted numerous "political thought leaders," including President Barack Obama, Senator Debbie Stabenaw, Congressman John Dingel, Senator Barbara Mikulski (Dem., MD), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (Dem. NH), Senator Kay Hagen (Dem. NC), and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm among others. In the entertainment industry, the Motown Mansion has welcomed many Motown records performers, Robert Richie (aka Kid Rock), jazz artist, Kem, movie producer and actor, Johnny Knoxville, and Geena Davis among others. Ms. Reaves has had a hand in raising millions of dollars for local and national charities, including the United Way, Big Sisters/Big Brothers, PAL, the White House Project and other notable organizations.
The "Motown Mansion" on 918 West Boston Boulevard been owned by self-made millionaires, artists and other influential individuals since its construction. The house's most famous connection is with Motown founder, Berry Gordy, Jr. and the world renowned artists and musicians that visited the home and lived within its walls. Parties and meetings here determined career trajectories for artists and also determined in what directions the company and the genre went. The mansion still looms large in the popular imagination as the "Motown Mansion" and it is an important site for music fans, archaeologists and historians in telling the history of Motown music in the city. Thanks to the Boston Edison neighborhood's designation as a National Historic Site, and the dedication of all of the former owners, including Berry Gordy and Cynthia F. Reaves, the house retains its original architecture and design as it did when it was originally built by Nels Michelson in 1917, ensuring that each successive generation of fans will be able to recognize it and to feel close to history.

Child of Leonard Augustus Young and Ola Butcher

Leonard Augustus Young Jr.

M, b. 31 January 1918, d. 8 August 1980
     Leonard Augustus Young Jr. was born on 31 January 1918 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He was the son of Leonard Augustus Young and Ola Butcher. Leonard Augustus Young Jr. married Elizabeth Mary Strock, daughter of John Strock and Mary (?), before 1940. Leonard Augustus Young Jr. and Elizabeth Mary Strock were divorced on 14 January 1974 at Miami-Dade Co., FL. Leonard Augustus Young Jr. died on 8 August 1980 at Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA, at age 62.

Louella Arline Young

F, b. 7 January 1918
     Louella Arline Young died at Perry Point, Cecil Co., MD. She was born on 7 January 1918 at Epping, Williams Co., ND. She was the daughter of Robert Roy Young and Ida Katherine Stuff. Louella Arline Young married Albert Earl Zealor, son of Albert Zealor and Elizabeth Stephens, on 27 November 1941 at Havre-de-Grace, Harford Co., MD, One child to this marriage, name unknown.

Lucille Marie Young

F, b. circa 1920
     Lucille Marie Young was born circa 1920 at Indiana. She married Charles Robert Smith, son of Charles Russell Smith and Edna Marguerite Taylor, on 24 November 1967 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Lucille had three prior marriages, and Charles had two prior marriages, as per the license.

Luther Thornton Young

M, b. 14 June 1897, d. 10 January 1981
     Luther Thornton Young was born on 14 June 1897 at Winterset, Madison Co., IA. He was the son of Thornton Joseph Young and Martha Ellen Harlan. Luther Thornton Young married Bonnie Ruth Parker, daughter of Clarence Freemont Parker and Bessie Chloe Wendel, on 7 July 1934 at Bethany, Harrison Co., MO. Luther Thornton Young died on 10 January 1981 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 83. He was buried in January 1981 at IOOF Cemetery, Indianola, Warren Co., IA, Find A Grave Memorial# 28871398.

Child of Luther Thornton Young and Bonnie Ruth Parker

Mabel V. Young

F, b. 15 February 1901, d. March 1979
     Mabel V. Young was born on 15 February 1901 at Pennsylvania. She married Joseph Clyde LeFevre, son of Joseph Henry LeFevre and Julia C. Gutelius, circa 1922. Mabel V. Young died in March 1979 at age 78.

Children of Mabel V. Young and Joseph Clyde LeFevre

Madelaine Young

     Madelaine Young married Henry Christian Eder.

Child of Madelaine Young and Henry Christian Eder

Margaret Elizabeth Young

F, b. 19 April 1870
     Margaret Elizabeth Young married Theodore Bishop. Margaret Elizabeth Young was born on 19 April 1870 at Fairfield Co., OH. She was the daughter of Henry Young and Mary Ann Saum.

Marian I. Young

F, b. circa 1926, d. 18 October 2008
     Marian I. Young was born circa 1926 at Iowa. She was the daughter of Raymond Wilton Young and Amanda (?) Marian I. Young died on 18 October 2008 at Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co., IA.

Marie Young

F, b. October 1895
     Marie Young was born in October 1895 at Salem Twp., Columbiana Co. (probably), OH. She was the daughter of Robert Young and Mildred Mae Longbottom. Marie Young married Samuel N. Schaffer on 1 September 1915.

Children of Marie Young and Samuel N. Schaffer

Marjorie Young

     Marjorie Young died Died in infancy. She was born at Salem Twp., Columbiana Co. (probably), OH. She was the daughter of Robert Young and Mildred Mae Longbottom.

Martin A. Young1

M, b. 27 January 1904, d. 23 February 1988
     Martin A. Young was born on 27 January 1904.1 He was the son of Elza Francis Young and Clara Augusta Crumbaugh.2 Martin A. Young married Mary C. Davy, daughter of (?) Davy and Clara Bell Gebhart, circa 1923.1 Martin A. Young died on 23 February 1988 at Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga Co., OH, at age 84 Obituary, Dayton Daily News, 27 FEB 1988, p.30 (via

Young, Martin A., age 84, formerly of 149 Marathon Avenue, Dayton, died Tuesday in Cleveland. He retired after 35 years with Dayton Tire & Rubber & Firestone Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. He is survived by son & daughter-in-law, Martin D. & Margie Young of Brecksville, OH; sister & brother-in-law Jane & Charles Butterbaugh of Fairborn; grandchildren, Cindy Young of Cleveland, Linda McGaughey of Powell, OH, Teri O'Connor of Cleveland; three great-grandchildren, Patrick and Bryan McGaughey and Kelly O'Connor. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 648, F. & A.M; Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton. There will be no services but the family would like to receive friends from 11 A.M. until 12 noon on Tuesday at the Carrigan & Mains Funderal Home, 2201 N. Main St. Contributions may be made to the Hear Fund in memory of Mr. Young.

Child of Martin A. Young and Mary C. Davy


  1. [S1287] 1930 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1856; FHL #2341586.
  2. [S1994] 1910 Federal Census, Shelby County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1230; FHL #1375243.

Martin Davey Young1

M, b. 16 November 1928, d. 12 October 1997
     Martin Davey Young was born on 16 November 1928 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.1 He was the son of Martin A. Young and Mary C. Davy.1 Martin Davey Young died on 12 October 1997 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 68.


  1. [S1287] 1930 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1856; FHL #2341586.

Mary Young

F, b. March 1880
     Mary Young was born in March 1880 at Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Price Young and Lydia Cassel.


  1. [S422] 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1157, FHL #1255157.

Mary Young1

F, b. circa February 1860, d. before 1870
     Mary Young was born circa February 1860 at Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Michael Young and Mary Price.1 Mary Young died before 1870 at Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, not in 1870 census.


  1. [S424] 1860 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M653, Rolls 1143 - 1145; FHL #805143 - 5.

Mary Young1

F, b. circa 1810
     Mary Young was born circa 1810 at North Carolina.1 She married David Pitman on 12 May 1837 at Harrison Co., IN.


  1. [S448] 1850 Federal Census, Harrison County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 149.

Mary E. Young

F, b. 6 September 1889
     Mary E. Young was born on 6 September 1889 at Beatrice, Gage Co., NE.1 She was the daughter of John E. Young and Sarah Samantha Price. Mary E. Young married John H. Arnold, son of Gilbert Arnold and Martha Sullivan, on 8 December 1919.

Children of Mary E. Young and John H. Arnold


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 738.

Mary J. Young1

     Mary J. Young married James McCloskey.1

Child of Mary J. Young and James McCloskey


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.102.

Mary Jane Young

F, b. 21 November 1823, d. 7 December 1895
     Mary Jane Young was born on 21 November 1823 at Augusta Co., VA.1 She married Andrew Young Windle, son of Fielding Windle and Nancy Kerr Young, on 10 January 1843 at Monroe Co., VA. Mary Jane Young died on 7 December 1895 at age 72.

Children of Mary Jane Young and Andrew Young Windle


  1. [S409] 1850 Federal Census, Monroe County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 961.

Melvin Young

M, b. 10 December 1922, d. 22 December 1988
     Melvin Young was born on 10 December 1922 at Hancock Co., KY. He began military service WW II service, U.S. Navy. He married Juanita Pearl Sublett. Melvin Young died on 22 December 1988 at age 66. He was buried in December 1988 at Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY, Findagrave #20721338.

Michael Young

M, b. 4 March 1820, d. 12 March 1905
     Michael Young was born on 4 March 1820 at Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Michael Young and Mary Moyer. Michael Young married Mary Price, daughter of Daniel W. Price and Mary Anderson, in March 1849.1 Michael Young lived in 1880 at Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.2 He died on 12 March 1905 at Lansdale, Montgomery Co., PA, at age 85.1

Children of Michael Young and Mary Price


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.27.
  2. [S422] 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1157, FHL #1255157.
  3. [S424] 1860 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M653, Rolls 1143 - 1145; FHL #805143 - 5.

Michael Young

     Michael Young married Mary Moyer.

Child of Michael Young and Mary Moyer

Michael Young1

M, b. 14 January 1891
     Michael Young was born on 14 January 1891 at Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Daniel Price Young and Rosalinda Cassel.1 Michael Young lived in 1922 at 836 Sheridan Ave., Detroit, Wayne Co., MI; Unmarried as of 1922.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.29.

Mildren Mercedes Young

F, b. circa 1913
     Mildren Mercedes Young was born circa 1913 at Salem Twp., Columbiana Co., OH. She was the daughter of Robert Young and Mildred Mae Longbottom. Mildren Mercedes Young married Jay Herbert on 15 June 1929.

Milford E. Young

M, b. 21 March 1915, d. 23 February 1988
     Milford E. Young was born on 21 March 1915.1 He was the son of Ralph W. E. Young and Kathryn Fox. Milford E. Young died on 23 February 1988 at Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL, at age 72.2


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 738.
  2. [S89] Social Security Death Index.

Monte Milo Young1

M, b. 24 July 1916
     Monte Milo Young was born on 24 July 1916.1 He was the son of Abraham C. Young and Minnie F. Park.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.28.

Nancy Kerr Young

F, b. 1 December 1798, d. 1843
     Nancy Kerr Young was born on 1 December 1798 at Augusta Co., VA. She was the daughter of Andrew Young and Margaret Glass. Nancy Kerr Young married Fielding Windle, son of Peter Joseph Wendel and Rebecca Lang, on 12 October 1820 at Augusta Co., VA. Nancy Kerr Young died in 1843 at Monroe Co., VA (now WV).

Children of Nancy Kerr Young and Fielding Windle

Naomi Young1

F, b. 25 October 1902
     Naomi Young was born on 25 October 1902 at Montgomery Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Price Young and Rosalinda Cassel.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.29.

Nettie Young

F, b. 16 August 1869, d. 5 March 1942
     Nettie Young was born on 16 August 1869 at Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN. She was the daughter of Uriah Young and Margaret Miller. Nettie Young married William B. Denton in 1890. Nettie Young married Richard Clement Larimore, son of John Larimore and Hannah Minerva Lane, in June 1924. Nettie Young died on 5 March 1942 at Winfield, Cowley Co., KS, at age 72 OBITUARY - Winfield Daily Courier, March 5, 1942, page 2:

Nettie Larimore Dead
Winfield Residents Since 1885 Succumbs at Home Here
Mrs. Nettie Larimore, wife of R. C. Larimore and a resident of the Winfield community since 1885, died at her home at 1301 east Fifth avenue at 4 a.m. Thursday. She had been in poor health for some time.
On Aug. 16, 1869, Mrs. Larimore was born in Frankfort, Ind. As a girl, she came to Winfield in 1885 and here was married to Mr. Denton, a Civil War veteran, who preceded her in death in 1921. In June, 1924, she was married to Mr. Larimore, who survives.
Other survivors are two children Carl Denton of Winfield and Mrs. Frances Hatfield of Colby; four grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Smith of Lebanon, Ind; a stepdaughter, Hope Larimore of the home. Two children preceded Mrs. Larimore in death.
Funeral plans await the arrival of the daughter, Mrs. Hatfield. She is expected Thursday night and it is likely that services will be conducted Saturday, relatives said today.
For many years, Mrs. Larimore has been affiliated with Grace Methodist church and in the activities of that church and its auxiliaries and in the local circle of the ladies of the G.A.R. she found her deepest interest outside her home.