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The Highland Park Mother's Club was founded at the Highland Park, Illinois YWCA in 1916 with a membership of seven mothers. In 1973 Highland Park Public Library purchased the YWCA property at 474 Laurel St for expansion purposes.
Born August 27, 1910 in Kansas City, Missori, Reverend Young served as minister of Highland Park Presbyterian Church from 1948 to 1969. Before coming to Highland Park, he served as minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois from 1933-1948. After leaving Highland Park, he served at the United Church of Christ in Waukegan, Illinois from 1969 until his retirement in 1976. Rev. Young was a graduate of Park College in Missouri, and was ordained in 1934 from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Reverend Young’s wife Elizabeth Young was a long-time first grade teacher at Highland Park’s Indian Trail School.
Young died May 25, 1991 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Whig and Republican Politician: Illinois Govenor (1861-1865) and United States representative and senator.