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Utah Biographies ~ Winder to Young

Winder, John

Wood, Hugh C.

Mr. Hugh C. Wood was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 5th, 1874. His father was the late J. D. Wood, prominent in mining and livestock circles in the inter-mountain region. His mother was Catherine Wood, who was a pioneer in the early history of Denver, Salt Lake City and Virginia City, Montana.

Mr. Wood's primary education was acquired in the public schools of Idaho and later he spent two years at All Hallow's College in Salt Lake City, and completed his education at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

In 1899 he married Rosa Hulaniski of Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Hon. E. T. Hulaniski. The union has been a happy one and is abundantly blessed by two sons, David Edmond and Francis Hugh, and a daughter, Marcia.

Since leaving college Mr. Wood has been prominently and actively identified in the various interests held by his father, J. D. Wood, and his brother, F. J. Hagenbarth. He maintains a summer home at Spencer, Idaho, where he is largely interested in the Wood Live Stock Company, and the Wood-Hagenbarth Cattle Company.

Mr. Wood has never held any political office except that of com missioner of Labor in the State of Idaho, though he has at all times been prominently identified with the interests of and been an active worker in the ranks of the Republican party of Idaho.

Mr. Wood and his wife are both of a social bent and are well known in society circles both in Ogden and Salt Lake City. He is a member of the Alta Club of this city, and has attained a high rank in the Masonic fraternity, having taken all but the last degree.

At the present time Mr. Wood is vice-president and assistant manager of the Wood Live Stock Company, vice-president of the Wood-Hagenbarth Cattle Company, treasurer and director of the J. D. Wood Company and holds directorships or official positions in many of the larger mining companies of this State and Nevada. He is a young man and has early fulfilled the promise of a bright youth, and as his-tory is made he will no doubt enroll his name high among the illustrious native sons of the West.

Young, Brigham

Young, Le Grand

Le Grand Young, born December 27, 1840, in Nauvoo, Illinois, was the third son and fourth child of Joseph Young and Adeline Bicknell Young. Joseph Young was a preacher of the gospel. He arrived in Utah with his family in 1850. After such schooling as a boy could obtain in Utah at that early period, Le Grand Young, at about twenty-four years of age, commenced the study of law. He afterwards became a student in the law office of Hoge & Johnson in Salt Lake City. Mr. Young was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced the practice of law. He afterwards went to Ann Arbor Law School and graduated from there in 1874.

In 1863 Le Grand Young married Grace Hardie, the daughter of John Hardie, a ship captain of Scotland, who died in that land. His widow, Janet Downey Hardie, came to Utah with her family in 1856, having been converted to Mormonism. There were six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Young, two sons and four daughters.

Joseph Hardie Young, the oldest son, is having a successful rail-road career, and is now with the Southern Pacific. Le Grand Young, Jr., is a young man who is also engaged in the railroad business, and is now with the Emigration Canon Railroad.

Mr. Young's daughters are all accomplished women, and three are married as follows: Grace Young Kerr, whose husband is Kenneth C. Kerr, of the Salt Lake Route; Lucille Young Reid, whose husband is Win. Reid and is with the American Smelter Company; Jasmine Young Freed, whose husband is the well-known Lester D. Freed, in the furniture business in Salt Lake City. The remaining daughter, Afton, is unmarried.

Le Grand Young has always been a Democrat in politics. In 1895 in the first Democratic Judiciary Convention under statehood, Mr. Young was nominated as one of the judges of the District Court of the Third Judicial District in the State, while he was absent from home. He was afterwards elected to that office. He took his seat January 1, 1896, but he resigned the following May, for the reason that the salary was inadequate.

Mr. Young has always had a good law practice. He is now the senior member of the law firm of Young & Moyle. He is also president of the Emigration Canon Railroad Company, an electrical railroad making connection with the lines of the Utah Light & Railway in the eastern part of the city, and running practically to the head of Emigration Canon.

Mrs. Young, after living with her husband for nearly forty-five years, died in March, 1908. She was a noble woman, a woman delightful to know, and a mother and wife whose equal is seldom found. The home at Eleventh East Street and Harvard Avenue, mostly through her influence, was always a bright and happy one, but it received a sad blow when without warning, and having been in her usual perfect health, this noble wife and mother was stricken with paralysis and expired March 14, 1908. Desolation is the word that best expresses the shadow cast by this sad event over this family. Not one of them had the slightest premonition of the sudden taking away of wife and mother that was to break on the home, and when every member of the family was gathered together from far and near she expired, surrounded by them all.

Le Grand Young is actively engaged with his law practice, but he finds time to give some attention to the general offices of the railroad of which he is the president.


Source: Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States, Utah, Idaho and Nevada, Published by The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1909 



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