Young , Marion C., 1895-1985

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Marion C. Young was born in 1895. She graduated from Neenah (Wisconsin) High School in 1913 and from the Stout Institute in 1915 with a degree in home economics. She taught home economics in the grade schools of Appleton, Wisconsin, from 1916 to 1920 and taught in that town's high school from 1920 to 1926. In 1929 she became a resident at Chicago's Hull-House where she taught cooking classes. In that same year, she became associated with Hull-House's Bowen Country Club in its summer program of bringing city children into the country for camp. Here she served as dietitian and housekeeper, supervising meal preparation for two to three hundred children and adults. From 1931 to 1934 she spent her "school year" months as a case worker for the Illinois Relief Service at Peoria. In 1935 she worked for the same department in Pekin, Illinois, and that summer did her last service with the Bowen Country Club. Miss Young became the Superintendent of the Peoria Children's Home in 1936 and remained in that post until 1944. She then returned to her native Neenah, where she taught home economics in the Kimberly Junior High School from 1946 until 1962. She enjoyed a lengthy retirement. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Neenah. Miss Young died in 1985.

From the description of Hull House collection, 1929-1967. (Chicago Public Library). WorldCat record id: 429678244

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Birth 1895

Death 1985



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