Robert S Young (1903 - 1994)

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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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Joan Crawford and Gig Young.

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William Henry Young

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Sandra Leslie (Chackan ) Young

Sandra Leslie (Chackan ) Young

Kerr Family and Friends

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Sarah (Walker) Young

Sarah (Walker) Young

Edna Mina Johnson Berwick family

Edna Mina Johnson Berwick family

Gig Young

Gig Young

Gig Young

Gig Young

Gig Young

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Gig Young and Gia Scala

Gig Young and Gia Scala

Gig Young

Gig Young

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Bemiss Elementary School, Washington Joan Crawford and Gig Young. William Henry Young Sandra Leslie (Chackan ) Young

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1903 - In the year that Robert S Young was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1917 - When he was just 14 years old, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

1918 - At the age of merely 15 years old, Robert was alive when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

1931 - When he was 28 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1994 - In the year of Robert S Young's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Robert S Young died on January 5, 1994 at 90 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on April 1, 1903. We have no information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert S Young had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

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