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Rev. William Nelson Younglove

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William Nelson Younglove b. 21 Mar 1848 Rome Center, Lenawee Co., MI
Son of Moses Younglove and Philena Parker.
occupation Methodist Minister
d. 10 Jan 1939, Clare Co., Clare MI, buried: 12 Jan 1939, Cherry Grove Cm. Clare Co., Clare MI.

The following is taken from the obituary that appeared in Clare Sentinel Clare, MI:

Rev. Younglove called by death Tuesday morning, he had faithfully served his church, his master and his fellow man.

The community was saddened Tuesday morning as the news spread of the death of Clare's grand old man Rev. William Younglove at his home here at 4:15 A M that morning. Rev. Younglove was one of the few remaining civil war vets, a retired Methodist Minister and one of Central Michigan's most beloved and highly respected citizens.

He was born in Lenawee county March 21, 1846 in a little log cabin, and to picture conditions of his boyhood days one can realize somewhat by the fact he never had shoes to wear until he was eight years old. His early experiences were very colorful and at the age of eighteen he joined the Union Army and was assigned the duties of an orderly.

Following a period of active service and then out on a foreign expedition the Co. G 27th Michigan Infantry, of which Mr. Younglove was a member, the party was taken prisoners by the confederates. He and another lad escaped as they were being marched through the woods into camp by night with a Calvary guard, and they found a Negro's cabin here they were hidden beneath the floor for three days while the woods and cabin were searched several times, the Negro then directed them to the Union Army.

During the battle of the wilderness on June 18, 1864 the flag staff which Mr. Younglove was carrying was shot out of his hands, but fortunately he escaped injury. Later in the summer he suffered a sun stroke and was sent to the hospital.

Discharged from the hospital he was assigned to a special guard duty in Washington D. C. and later detailed to a special mail service , it was during the service that the young corporal was given a package personally to deliver to President Lincoln.

President Lincoln Requested Mr. Younglove to be seated, he seated himself at the President's desk and began writing this instance in his diary, a long lean hand reached over his shoulder, picked up a pen from the desk and handed it to him and in a kindly voice stated, "This is a better pen my lad."

After reading the letter the President invited him to stay for dinner with him and Mrs. Lincoln, a Prayer was offered in behalf of the lad and the nation during his presents.

Being discharged due to ill health, Mr. Younglove later realized his need for spiritual guidance and was converted, affiliating with the Methodist Church of which he remained a member until his death.

He was united in marriage to Josephine Iowa, of Akron Ohio August 22, 1866, to this union six children were born. Four daughters 1. Mrs. Frank Palmer 2. Mrs. R True Bristol, Los Angles Ca. 3. Miss Laura Younglove, of Kalamazoo, Mich. 4. Mrs. D. D. Ralph of Detroit Mi. Two sons 1. Harry Younglove of San Jose California and 2. Wilbert Younglove of Richmond California. All of which server him four grandchildren five great grandchildren.

Mrs. Josephine Younglove preceded him in death August 18, 1908.

He had been a resident of Clare and the vicinity for more than sixty years, and during 1884-88 He presided as Pastor of the Clare Methodist Church upon taken this pastorate the local parsonage was under construction and he assisted in it's completion as well as assisted with similar work at the Farwell Church and parsonage.

Later when he was Pastor at Sanford he directed the erection of three churches one at Edenville, Coleman, and Gladwin. While there he conducted services four times each Sunday and three weekly services, his "auto" was a horse and saddle, snow shoes, and a two wheel cart, while here he was known as "The Galloping Preacher." Among his fifteen churches including Oregon, California, and Washington.

He was united in Marriage to Mattie B. McKinley, of Sheridan Township June 29, 1906 at Los Angles California. She was a graduate of Clare High School and Albion College and following studies in Wisconsin she served for five years in Foreign Missionaries in India.

After some time in California where Rev. Younglove served as a high official of the Humane Society of that state. They returned and settled on a farm in Grant Township, where they remained until poor health forced them to give up the rigorous work . She passed away February 13, 1932.

Rev. Younglove had made his home at the Mrs. Mary Williston residence for the past seventeen years and had been tenderly cared for by (Aunt Mary) as she is known by her many friends, For the past five years he has been confined to his bed, where he was ever patient suffer of the afflictions of old age.

His many years in the ministry had its trials and hardships together with its joys and blessings, as the eyes of those who loved him are filled with tears at his passing their hearts are filled with joy for they know he has gone home to his master to claim his reward for a fruitful life and his service.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 at the Clare Methodist Church with Doherty Sons in charge. Rev. James Rogers officiating, Rev. John Lockhart of Rockford, and Rev. Edward Smith of Elk Rapids, were also in attendance, Interment was made in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare Michigan.

He married (1) Josephine Iowa Cahow, 31 Aug 1870, in Hudson, Lenawee Co., MI, they divorced 7 Aug 1902, Redding, Shasta, CA,
b. 29 Jan 1852, IA,
d. 16 Aug 1908, Centerville, St. Joseph Co., MI.

Josephine is the daughter of Daniel Jefferson and Josephine Pauline (Humphrey) Cahow. On the 1871 marriage record in Lenawee Co. she is listed as 18 and he is 22 yrs. old. He is also listed as Willy Younglove and a wagon maker.

Josephine Younglove b.27 Jan 1852 IA
d. 16 Aug 1908 Fawn River, MI.

Death record in St. Joseph Co., states she is divorced and her age is listed as 56y. 6mo. 20 da. Father David Cohies ?. This was very hard to read, and probably was Daniel Cohow.


i. Minnie Younglove, b. 1871, MI, d. FEB 1879. Listed on 1880 Ohio Mortality record as 9 years old died of heart disease. Her birthplace is listed as MI.
ii. Lulu Adele Younglove, b. 1873, MI, d. 7 Mar 1930, San Jose, CA, buried: Santa Clara Protestant Cm. IGI index has a Lulu A. married Thomas Glenn 13 June 1893 Van Buren Township, MI. I am listing this for file information only. Listed on 1880 Ohio census as 8 b. MI. living with parents. She married Harrison L. Glenn, 13 Jun 1893, in Van Buren Co., MI.
iii. Cherrie Elea Younglove, b. 28 Jan 1875, Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH, d. 24 Dec 1943, Escondido, San Diego, CA. Listed on 1880 Census b. OH. age 5 living with parents. She married Frank E. Palmer, 1900, in OH, b. 1875, MI. Frank: In 1910 they were living in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA.
iv. Laura Younglove, b. 26 Mar 1878, Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH, occupation Nurse, d. NOV 1971, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. According to article in Clare Sentinel 1939 Laura is unmarried and lives in Kalamazoo, MI. On 1900 census she was a nurse in South Bend IN at Epworth Hospital. Listed on 1880 OH census as 3 b. OH living with parents.
v. Harry Merrick Younglove b. 12 Apr 1879 Bellefontaine, Logan Co., OH d.15 Apr 1953 Oakland, Alameda, CA. Buried Oak Hill Memorial Park San Jose., CA. m. Cecelia Caroline Johnson on 11 Dec 1911 Eugene, Lane OR.
vi. Wilbur Nelson Younglove b. 30 Aug 1881. Clare, Clare, MI d. 23 May 1960 Oakland, Alameda, CA. buried Golden Gate Nationa Cem. m. Levina Mary Thole about 1905.
vii. Child Younglove, b. 1883, died 6 wks old., d. 1883, Midland Co., Midland, MI. s/o Rev. Younglove listed on death index as child of Rev. Younglove.
viii. Florence Younglove, b. 1891, Clare, Clare Co., MI, d. 2 Aug 1967, Wayne Co., Detroit. Dorothy, d/o Wilbur Nelson said she was called Floy. 1910 CA census ag 18. m. D. D. Ralph abt 1905 in CA
ix Vieva Zalia Younglove b. 26 Jul 1894. d. 10 Mar 1985 Bakerfield, Kern, CA m. Russell Tru Bristol abt 1915 in CA.
x. Dieva Younglove, b. 26 Jul 1894, Lawrence Twp. Van Buren Co., MI. Twin to Vieva, as per her niece. Michigan Death Index 1867-1914 Book 3 Pg 230 Record from Lansing Lib.

William Nelson Younglove married (2)Mattie B. McKinley, 29 Jun 1906, in Los Angles Co., CA, b. ABT 1868, occupation Educator, d. 13 Feb 1932. Mattie: Missionary in India.

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