Hattie Estelle YOUNG

Female 1873 - 1963  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name Hattie Estelle YOUNG 
    Born Mar 1873  Martinsburg, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Aug 1963  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID P70453  Doty Family in America | Edward1 Doty, Samuel2 Doty
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2019 

    Father William Henry YOUNG,   b. 14 Apr 1848, Clark Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Mary HURSEY,   b. 26 Nov 1848, Newcomerstown, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F28729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Lucius Charles CLARK,   b. 04 Jun 1869, Grundy Center, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1949, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1894  Hedrick, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F17731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was pastor of the Hamline Methodist Church in Washington, DC for nine years before he was elected Chancellor of American University there in 1922, a position he held for many years. He graduated from Cornell College and the School of Theology at Boston University, and also studied in Glasgow, Scotland. He was one of the organizers of the School of Religion at the University of Iowa, and was granted an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University. He retired to Winter Park, FL, for a few years, but returned to Washington to end his days. In retirement he took up the study of mineralogy and assembled a fine collection of specimens. For all his honors, he was disappointed that Cornell never awarded him a doctorate or other recognition. He was active in several academic clubs and served on the board of directors of Sibley Hospital. Hattie grew up in Hedrick, IA, where her father was a banker, and attended school there. She taught elementary school for a year and then went to Cornell College at Mr. Vernon, IA. She was an ideal mate for Dr. Clark, always busying herself with women's group activities of both church and academia. Always a lady, but with spunk as a favorite family story testifies: On a group trip abroad she found some embroidered doilies that she liked, so she bought several. On the boat coming home some of the other ladies admired them and wanted to buy some of them from her. She told them, "The time to take the cookies is when the plate is passed". They traveled widely and were particularly impressed with the scenery on a cruise through the inland passage of Alaska's pan handle. They had no children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S611503791] at home, at age 90.