03 May 2011

Young Family of Livingston Co., New York

Caroline Young, born October 21, 1837, in New York City, was the daughter of William and Mary (Alexander) Young.  In 1850 Caroline was living in Leicester, Livingston County, New York.

1850 NY Livingston, Leicester
YOUNG, William, age 58
" , Maryette, 53
" , Ann E., 21
" , William A., 18
" , Sarah W., 16
" , Carolin, 12
" , George A., 6
" , Daniel, 60

The family was indexed as "Genny" instead of "Young" in the 1850 NY Census.

The Young family in the 1850 NY Census in Leicester, Livingston County

 Caroline A. Young married Manley Wallace Squier on May 3, 1860, in Kent Co., Michigan.

OBITUARY - Ionia Daily Sentinel-Standard, August 20, 1920

The funeral for Mrs. C. A. Squires was held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.  It was very largely attended and the floral offerings were many and beautiful, one piece especially needs special mention that sent by the Masonic lodge of Detroit.  The music was furnished by Chandler Haight, who sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."  The bearers were George Nichols, Ed Spencer, Ed Merriett, W. T. Smith, William B. Van Vliet and Frank Hecox.  Rev. W. K. Spencer officiated and interment was in the family lot at Oak Hill.  Those from out of the city here to attend the funeral were Mrs. Ed Horrigan of Davenport, Ia., C. C. and M. D. Squier of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Squier of Detroit, Donald Squier of Detroit and Mrs. Williams of Grand Rapids.

Death Record of Caroline Augusta Squier (also online here) in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan:

 Death Certificate of Caroline (Young) Squier

The informant was Mrs. Squier's daughter, Mrs. Horrigan, of 749 Helen St.,  Detroit, Michigan.  The undertakers were Cooper Brothers in Detroit.  Mrs. Squier was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Ionia County, Michigan.

Caroline (Young) Squier was my grandkids' gr-gr-great-grandmother.


Patti Browning said...


GENNY instead of YOUNG. Ackpth. Thank goodness you even found them!

PalmsRV said...

It was a tough one but it wasn't the most difficult find in the census for me. My grandfather's name was James Herschel Garrett and the family surname was listed as Herschel not Garrett. The names weren't even transposed -- there was no Garrett to be found. I knew they were in Flint (MI) in 1930 because my mother was born there in that year (not born yet when the census was taken), so I did a search for "Bonnie" age 5 (my aunt) for the area and found them. They were living near my grandmother's sister, so I knew I had the right family.