E. M. Young Grant County, New Mexico

E. M. Young came to Silver City, April 15, 1882, from Deming, making the trip on a six-horse stage. This was then a small adobe town, the population being mostly the Mexican element and depending entirely upon mining as a source of income. He there accepted a position as bookkeeper with I. N. Cohen, in whose employ he remained for several years, after which he became postmaster, filling that position from January 6, 1887, until 1891, under appointment of Grover Cleveland. Mr. Young is a stalwart Democrat in his political affiliation, and has taken deep interest in political affairs for a number of years. In 1890 he was elected probate clerk, and by re-election served for four consecutive terms. In 1891 he was appointed a member of the board of regents of the New Mexico Normal School, at which time he was made secretary and treasurer, and is still serving in that capacity.

Upon his retirement from the office of probate clerk Mr. Young entered the grocery business and has since continued in the trade, being recognized as one of the prominent and substantial residents of Silver City, where his commercial and official activity have been of such a character as to render him one of the leading men here.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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