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Transcribed biography of Simon J. Young

SIMON J. YOUNG, M. D. Conspicuous among the foremost physicians and surgeons of northern Indiana is Simon J. Young, M. D., of Valparaiso, who is devoting his energies to the advancement of his profession, which is one of the most exacting in its demands of any, requiring profound knowledge, persistent and laborious work, great physical endurance and a keen, active brain. He was born January 20, 1868, in Linn county, Missouri, the posthumous son of Simon J. Young, Sr. His mother, whose maiden name was Cynthelia Whitman, was born in Wapello, Iowa, and is still living, her home being in Valparaiso, Indiana.

An only son, Simon J. Young was brought up in Missouri and Pennsylvania, receiving his first knowledge of books in the common schools, and at the high school in Brookfield, Missouri. In 1902 he was graduated from the Harvey Medical College, in Illinois, receiving the degree of M. D. Selecting Valparaiso, Indiana, as an excellent place in which to locate, Dr. Young at once established himself in this city, and in the practice of his profession has here met with undisputed success. He is identified with numerous medical organizations, and active in each. He is a member of the American Medical Association; of the Chicago Medical Society; of the Indiana State Medical Association; of the Porter County Medical Society, of which he has served his second term as president; a life member of the Anglo-American Medical Association, of Berlin, Germany; and one of the advisory committee of the American Health League. He is also president of the Tenth District Medical Society of Indiana, and a member of the American Hospital Association.

The Doctor is surgeon for the Pennsylvania Railroad; a surgeon for the Valparaiso Christian Hospital, in which he takes great interest; a member of the surgical staff of the Frances E. Willard Hospital in Chicago; an associate surgeon on the faculty of the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery; and is doing noteworthy work as county health commissioner of Porter county, Indiana. He is also vice-president of the Christian Hospital, and of its Training School for nurses, which he organized. The Doctor spent the summer of 1910 traveling extensively in Europe in the interests of his profession and taking a course of study at Berlin, Germany.

Fraternally Dr. Young is a prominent member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Order of Masons, being a Knight Templar and a member of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He likewise belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America, and is a member and Past Grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Religiously he is an active member of the Christian church, in which he is serving as deacon.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 420-421

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