Biography of Hon. Charles S. Younger
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

HON. CHARLES S. YOUNGER was born and reared on a farm one mile northeast of Celina, in Jefferson township, Mercer County, Ohio, and is the eldest son of B. L. and Victoria Younger. He worked on the farm until the age of 19, when he began public life as a country school teacher, in which avocation he continued for six years in the public schools of Mercer County. During his vacation he attended the Ohio Normal University, at Ada, four terms, paying his way therein from the money earned while teaching.

After reading law for some time he entered the law department of the Ohio Normal University. Later he entered the senior class of the Cincinnati Law School, from which institution he was graduated with credit in May, 1895, with the degree of LL. B.

He was immediately admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of Ohio, and in October, 1895, he entered upon the practice of his chosen profession at Celina, and pursued the practice of the law with success, enjoying the merited reputation of a conscientious, paintaking and successful lawyer.

At the spring election of 1897 he was elected a justice of the peace of Jefferson township, and in 1899 was appointed referee in bankruptcy by the judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, which office he resigned at the time of entering upon the duties of probate judge. At the fall election of 1905, he was elected to the office of probate judge of Mercer County, and is serving with dignity, justice and integrity.

Judge Younger was united in marriage on July 29, 1896, with Emma A. Andrews, youngest daughter of Charles W. Andrews, a pioneer farmer of Butler township, Mercer County. They have three sons: Raymond Andrews, Charles Russell and Clyde Norval. The family home is situated on East Market street, Celina. Judge Younger's fraternal connections are with the Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World and Masons. He enjoys the honor of representing the 29th District in the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Ohio. With his family he belongs to St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, of Celina.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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