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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III
p406
3178

(Born Mo.)

Edward C. Young

(Ap'd Mo.)

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Born near St. Joseph, MO.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 18th Infantry, June 12, 1887.

On graduation leave of absence, to Sep. 30, 1887.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1887.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p441
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Silk merchant and manufacturer, Chicago, Ill.. — Director in Belding Bros. & Co. (silk manufacturers), Jan. 23, 1891 to –––––; Director and Secretary in Belding-Hall Manufacturing Co. (refrigerators), Aug., 1891 to –––––; Director in American Union Life Ins. Co., N. Y., Jan. 23, 1899 to –––––; Captain, Company H, 1st Infantry, Illinois National Guard, Feb. 14, 1890 to Feb. 14, 1893; Major, Cavalry Squadron, Illinois National Guard, April 5, 1896 to ––––

Military History. —

(Colonel, 1st Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, May 21, 1898)

Served: Springfield, Ill., May 21 to May 30, 1898; Camp Thomas, Ga., June 1 to Aug. 25; and Fort Sheridan, Ill., Aug. 27 to Oct. 11.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Oct. 11, 1898)

Vol. V
p400
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

(Born March 1, 1862.)

Civil History. — Director in Richardson Silk Co., Jan. 15, 1902 to –––––; Director and Secretary in Belding-Hall Manufacturing Co. (refrigerators), Aug., 1891 to Aug., 1907;b Director in American Union p401Life Insurance Co., N. Y., Jan. 23, 1899 to Jan. 23, 1901; Director Belding Land Improvement Co., Sept., 1902 to –––––; Captain, Company H, 1st Infantry, Illinois National Guard, Feb. 14, 1890 to Feb. 14, 1893; Major, Cavalry Squadron, Illinois National Guard, April 5, 1896 to July 20, 1899; Colonel, 1st Cavalry, Illinois National Guard, July 20, 1899 to May, 1906; Brigadier-General, Illinois National Guard, May, 1906 to Nov., 1907; Major-General, Illinois National Guard, Nov., 1907 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p453
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edward Clinton Young, Born March 1, 1862.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 18th Infantry, June 12, 1887.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1887.

Captain, 1st Infantry, Illinois National Guard,
Feb. 14, 1890, to Feb. 14, 1893.

Major, Cavalry Squadron, Illinois National Guard,
April 5, 1896, to July 20, 1899.

Colonel, 1st Illinois Cavalry, U. S. Volunteers,
May 21 to Oct. 11, 1898.

Colonel, 1st Cavalry, Illinois National Guard,
July 20, 1899, to May 10, 1906.

Brigadier-General, Illinois National Guard,
May 10, 1906, to Nov. 6, 1907.

Major-General, Illinois National Guard,
Nov. 6, 1907, to Jan. 1, 1914.

Brigadier-General, Illinois Reserve Militia,
September, 1917, to March, 1918.

Chairman, Executive Committee, National Guard Association of the United States, 1910 to 1914.

Civil History: — Director, Belding Bros. & Co., January, 1891; Vice-President Belding Bros. & Co. since January, 1909; Director, Richardson Silk Co., January, 1902, to January, 1917; Director and Secretary, Belding Hall Mfg. Co., August, 1891, to August, 1907; Director, American Union Life Insurance Co., January, 1899, to January, 1901; Director, Belding Land and Improvement Co., since September, 1902.

Address, 902 Broadway, New York.

Vol. VII
p251
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 18th Infantry, June 12, 1887.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1887.

Civil History: — Director, Belding Bros. & Co., Jan., 1891; Vice President, Belding Bros. & Co. since Jan., 1909; Director, Richardson Silk Co., Jan., 1902, to Jan., 1917; Director and Secretary, Belding Hall Mfg. Co., Aug., 1891, to Aug., 1907; Director, American Union Life Insurance Co., Jan., 1899, to Jan., 1901; Director, Belding Land and Improvement Co., since Sept., 1902; President, Belding Heminway Co., 1926 and 1927; Chairman, Executive Committee, 1928. Retired, Feb. 1, 1929.

Address: 43 Brewster Road, Scarsdale, N. Y.

Vol. VIII
p73
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

2d Lt., 18th Inf., June 12, 1887.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1887.

Vol. IX
p51
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

2d Lt 18th Inf 12 Jun 1887.

Resd 30 Sep 1887.

Died, Feb. 12, 1948, at Sierra Madre, Calif.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in West Point Association of Graduates.º


Thayer's Notes:

a Mr. Young's birthplace is from his WPAOG obituary.

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b One of the companies owned by his wife's family, Belding-Hall, went under in late August, 1907, its President, Jesse Edson Hall, having absconded with at least $315,000. The defalcation and the firm's bankruptcy were widely reported at the time, e.g., page 1 of the Chicago Daily Tribune, September 7, 1907.


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