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A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio

Compendium of National Biography
Illustrated
Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company
1900
 

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HENRY L. YOUNTThe name of this gentleman appears on the roster of county officials in Darke county, where he is now filling the position of deputy county clerk, discharging his duties in a most efficient, prompt and reliable manner. He is numbered among Ohio's native sons, for his birth occurred on the banks of Stillwater creek, in Miami county, on the 6th of April, 1865. His father, Daniel Yount, died when the son was but six years of age. The mother, who bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Brumbaugh, was born in Miami county, Ohio, where she was reared and married. Mr. and Mrs. Yount began their domestic life on a farm in Miami county and the latter died when her son Henry was fifteen years of age. Her parents were Daniel and Susan (Warner) Brumbaugh, early settlers of Miami county.
     Henry L. Yount has made his own way in the world since the age of fifteen years, at which time he was left an orphan. He acquired a good common school education and afterward worked as a farm hand for seven years, being employed by the month by different farmers of the neighborhood. He worked early and late in the fields from the time of early planting until crops were harvested in the autumn, and attended the district schools during the winter. By close application to his studies he prepared for teaching, and at the after of twenty years entered upon that profession in the district schools of Adams township, Darke county, where he was employed at intervals for seven years. During that period he pursued a special course of study in the Ohio Normal University at Ada, Ohio, from which he received the degree of bachelor of science, in 1895, and during his summer vacations conducted a teachers' institute. He was for four years a member of the Darke county teachers' executive committee, and for two terms president of the Teachers' Association, and at this writing, in the summer of 1900, he is president of the board of teachers' examiners. He has filled the office of school examiner for the past six years, has labored most earnestly and effectually for the best interests of the schools, and the cause of education has ever found in him a warm friend, who has done much to promote its welfare. In 1891 he was elected superintendent of the Bradford schools, in which capacity he served for five years. He then resigned this position to accept the office of mayor of Bradford. After serving one term he refused a re-nomination and accepted a position in the county clerk's office at Greenville. He read, law with the Hon. A. C. Robeson, of Greenville, arid he is now preparing for practice in the courts of this district. In August, 1898, he was appointed deputy county. clerk under F. G. Wiley, and is now acceptably filling that office.
     In 1886 was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Yount and Miss Anna Etter, a daughter of Levi and Amanda (Krunkleman) Etter. They now have three children, two sons and a daughter, Daniel E., Minnie E. and Howard L. In his political views Mr. Yount is a Democrat, and is a leading member of the party in Greenville. He keeps well informed on the issues of the day, both politically and otherwise, and as a citizen is active in support of every measure which he believes will prove of public benefit. He holds membership in Gettysburg Lodge, No. 247, F. & A. M., the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias fraternity. He was for some time a member of the Regiment, Ohio National Guards, and was commissioned second lieutenant of Company G. He has traveled quite extensively throughout the central and western states, and has gained that knowledge and culture which only travel can bring. He is particularly observing, and this, combined with a retentive memory, has enabled him to store his mind with many interesting accounts of his travels. He is much esteemed by his numerous friends in Darke county, and is recognized as a popular citizen.
Source: A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio, Compendium of National Biography - Illustrated - Publ. Evansville, Ind. - 1900 - Page 584

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