Archie YOUNG was born 16 April 1889 in Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. He married Irene M BARROW 18 March 1907 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. He died September 1977 in Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. Irene M BARROW, daughter of William H BARROWS and Minnie L ROBERTS , was born abt. 1891 in Connecticut, USA. She died UNKNOWN.

Children of Archie YOUNG and Irene M BARROW are:
1. Archie Arthur YOUNG, b. 22 May 1907
2. Una YOUNG, b. abt. 1909

Other Marriages/Unions for Archie YOUNG:
See Archie YOUNG & Madeline R UNKNOWN

Other Marriages/Unions for Irene M BARROW:

Notes for Archie YOUNG:

A sample of Archie's signature taken from his military registration card, 1918.

Archie's parents can be seen in the 1880 census living at Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, USA:
Joseph YOUNG Self M Male W 27 CT Work Cutlery Shop CT CT
Hattie L. YOUNG Wife M Female W 18 CT Keep Hou

In 1900 Archie is seen aged 11 years, born April 1889, living with his father Joseph aged 48 and family at Newhaven, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut:
Joseph Young Head Jun 1851 M (22 years) 48 Cutlery Polisher
Hattie M Young Wife Oct 1861 < (22 years) 39
Mabel J Young Daughter Sep 1881 S 18 Curtain Shade Roller
Eva M Young Daughter Feb 1883 17 S Curtain Shade Packer
Frank G Young Son Nov 1886 13 S at School
Archie Young Son Apr 1889 11 S at School

Joseph and Hattie had 6 children before 1900 but only 4 were living at the time of the census. Both of Joseph's parents were listed as from Canada.

In 1910 the South Meriden Census return shows him aged 21 years, occupation of polisher, and married for 3 years. His wife is aged 19 years and had 2 children but only one (Archie then aged 2 years) survived at that time.
Also with them was Archie's mother aged 46 years, a widow, with the occupation of Nurse for a private family. She had 4 children and only three survived.
Young Archie Head 21 Connecticut Polisher
Young Irene Wife 19 Connecticut
Young Archie A Son 2 Connecticut
Young Hattie M Mother 46 Connecticut Nurse Private Family

Archie's military registration card completed in 1917 shows that he was living at Yalesville Avenue, South Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut with his wife and two children. He was employed as a mechanic working for International Silver Co. of Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut. He was of medium height with blue eyes and black hair.

See Archie's Military Registration Card from 1917


His military registration card from 1942 shows that he married a girl named Madeline R.

See Archie's Military Registration Card from 1942


In 1940, we see Archie and his wife living at Ward 9, New Haven, New Haven Town, New Haven, Connecticut:
Archie Young Head Mar 52 Mechanic Connecticut
Madeline Young Wife Mar 42 Connecticut
Carole Young Daur 8 Connecticut

Archie's mother was living at Ward 3, Meriden, Meriden Town, New Haven, Connecticut with Archie's sister, Mabel:
William R Wusterbarth Head Mar 62 Massachusetts
Mabel I Wusterbarth Wife Mar 57 Connecticut
Hattie M Young Mother-in-law 78 Connecticut

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details,
in memory of Archie's father, Joseph Young, , Archie's mother, Hattie, , Archies brother, Frank, and Archie's sister, Eva (Young) Beeman.

Sources for Archie YOUNG:

  1. 5 Generation Photograph,
  2. 1910 US Census for So Meriden, CT,
  3. 1900 US Census for So Meriden, CT, gives his birth date as April 1889 
  4. US Social Security Death Index,

Notes for Irene M BARROW:

See Irene's photograph
. She is standing at the back on the right hand side, holding baby Archie.

The first I knew of Irene was in the 5 generation photograph above, where she was shown as Mrs Archie Young. I had no idea of her name, but the photograph clearly identified her as the daughter of Minnie Roberts. Shirley Walter, a descendent of one of Minnie's brothers came across the Estate Papers of Elizabeth Judd who was a sister of Elija Roberts, Irene's grandfather
These papers identify Irene M Young living at 501 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, Connecticut, USA which happens to be the same address given in the document for her uncle, Arthur Roberts.

The document also identifies a Miss Rena M Roberts, a Mrs Hazel B Wright and a Miss Carol E Roberts.

Shirley also gave me a photograph of Irene, taken when she was a young girl of about 7 or 8 years of age.

Click to enlarge.

We still don't know a great deal about Irene. Shirley Walter gave me a copy of the postcard shown below which tells us a little about her. It was sent to her uncle, Howard Roberts in February 1945. I suspect she may have married for a second time. Her first husband was Archie, but in the postcard she refers to Gus. It seems that they took a long stay in California between October 1944 and March 1945, so I wonder why that was? It wasn't purely vacation because Gus got a job in a piano shop whilst they were there. She talks of returning to Clinton (Connecticut?) where they have an antique shop which they planned to open on 15 April that year.

Story has it that "a daughter of Minnie Roberts" had gone to California and ended up marrying a big Hollywood movie producer. The only child of Minnie we know of is Irene. We know that she did at some time go to California, but so far, her marriage to a movie producer hasn't been confirmed. Maybe Gus mentioned on the postcard was that movie producer!

We see Irene in 1900, living with her paternal grandparents at Manchester Towenship, Hartford County, Connecticut:
Henry W Barrows Head Mar 54 Farmer Connecticut
Estella A Barrows Wife Mar (31 years) 51 Connecticut
George W Kuhney Son-in-Law Mar 30 Machinist Connecticut
Hattie Kuhney Daur Mar (5 years) 28 Connecticut
Irene M Barrows Grand Daughter 5 At School Connecticut

Irene was still in Manchester living with grandparents in 1910:
Henry Barrows Head Mar 68 Farmer Connecticut
Estella Barrows Wife Mar 61 Connecticut
Irene Barrows Grand Daughter 15 Connecticut

Sources for Irene M BARROW:

  1. 5 Generation Photograph, gave that she married Archie Young 
  2. Personal Contact with Shirley Walter,

Notes for Archie Arthur YOUNG:

Archie married a girl named Vera Ethel Rose Adams on October 27, 1952 in Nevada..
Vera Ethel Rose Adams (daughter of Clyde Raymond Adams and Dena Dorothy Rose) was born September 06, 1909 in Newport Center, (Orleans Co.) Vt., and died May 16, 1995 in Dinuba Ca.
She married (1) Howard Miles Goodhue on October 1929 in East Haven, Ct. ?, son of Charles Goodhue. She married (2) Archie Arthur Young.

Howard Miles Goodhue was born in Conecticut in 1906, and died in Tulare County, California in 1997.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Archie and his wife Vera.

Sources for Archie Arthur YOUNG:

  1. 5 Generation Photograph,
  2. LDS California Death Index 1940-1997,
  3. US Social Security Death Index,

Notes for Una YOUNG:

Also known as: maybe her name was Una

Sources for Una YOUNG:

  1. 1910 US Census for So Meriden, CT,