Rugar Young. - A veteran of the World War, during which he served in the United States Army as second lieutenant,
Rugar Young is a representative young business man of Joliet, and a member of one of the prominent families of
Will County. He was born at Joliet, Oct. 23, 1891, the son of George Warner, and Conbelle B. (Rugar) Young.
A complete sketch of George Warner Young appears elsewhere in this history.
Rugar Young was educated in the public schools of Joliet and attended Howe Military Academy. He was graduated from
Dartmouth College in 1914 and subsequently entered Kent Law School, Chicago. For a short time he served as a reporter
on the Joliet Herald-News, and in 1916 became associated with his father's real estate interests. On May 15, 1917,
he entered the first officers Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, Ill., and was commissioned a second lieutenant in
August, 1917. He was then sent to France where he served with the 26th Infantry, First Division. He was on the
St. Mihiel front and participated in the Second Battle of the Marne and saw active service at Cantigny and the
Montdidier and Toul sectors. His entire regiment was decorated with the French Croix deGuerre fourrager. In September,
1918, he returned to the United States and was assigned to the Tenth Division as a first lieutenant, which was
in preparation for overseas duty. He was discharged from Camp Funston in 1919, and upon his return to Joliet he
again became associated with his father's business.
On Oct. 16, 1918, Mr. Young married Miss Janet B. Peters, the daughter of Henry B. and Calla (Tay) Peters, of Portland,
Me. Mr. Peters is identified with Swift & Company as a representative in New England. Mr. and Mrs. Young have
a son, Burbank, born Oct. 16, 1921.
Mr. Young is a member of the Episcopal Church and belongs to Harwood Post No. 5, American Legion, which he helped
organize and was its first commander, the "40 and 8" Society, Mt. Joliet Lodge, A. F. and A. M., Joliet
Country Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Kiwanis Club, and Chamber of Commerce. He is a Republican.
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Will County, Il
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