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Henry Yount of Tustin, was born in Platte County, Missouri, December 11, 1845, his parents being Henry and Deborah (Doherty) Yount, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Pennsylvania, who moved to Missouri in 1832, locating upon a farm, and there the senior Yount died in 1845, when his son Henry was but two weeks old. His mother subsequently married Abraham Van Vranken. May 5, 1865, Mr. Yount started for California with an ox team; and after arriving he followed farming the first year in Santa Clara County; then he was a wheat-raiser in San Joaquin County four years; next he was five years in Stanislaus County; and in 1872 he came to Los Angeles County and continued agricultural pursuits for one year at Compton, and next he was engaged in wheat-farming again in Tulare County. Returning to Compton, he remained there until 1881, when he became a citizen of Santa Ana Valley, locating at Tustin. He bought an improved property there, making a neat and comfortable home. He has given his whole attention to horticulture since his arrival here, and he has served the people as Deputy Assessor for the years 1887-’88-’89; is an active Republican.

In 1872 he married Miss Mary A. Wootten, from Illinois. They have two children: Dora E. and Frank. She died in Tulare County, September 19, 1875, and in March, 1880, Mr. Yount married Alice A. Troombly, from Kansas, and by this marriage there are John H., Augusta, Charles E., Benjamin, deceased, and Harriet.

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