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Dr. Gardner B. Young, son of Arthur and Laurinda (Stull) Young, was born in Farmers Valley, McKean county, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1859. His first step in his business career was as a clerk in a store at Larabee, Pennsylvania, where in the course of four years he rose to the position of manager through his energy and executive ability. He then bought out the business, which he continued for the period of one year on his own account and then closed out. During this time he had handled trade to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars, the greater part being in connection with lumber camps, and had also supervised the cultivation of a large farm. For some time he had decided to make the study and practice of medicine his lifework, and he accordingly commenced his medical studies in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City, and was graduated from this institution in the spring of 1886. He immediately established himself in the practice of his profession in Eldred, McKean county, Pennsylvania, and removed in 1899 to Geneva, where he has been practicing since that time and has a large and lucrative practice. As has been above stated he has made a specialty of the study of anesthetics, and is recognized as one of the best anesthetists in the country. As a physician and surgeon also his reputation is of the first rank. Dr. Young is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Kanadasaga Club and University Club. In his political opinions he sides with the Republican party, and he and his family are members of the Episcopalian church.
Dr. Young married in Eldred, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1887, Ada B., born in Coldwater, Michigan, March 5, 1865. daughter of Ingham B. and Sarah M. (Dillenbach) Roberts. She is a Daughter of the American Revolution. She is the great-great-granddaughter of John Dillenhach, who served throughout the war of the revolution in the Tryon county Militia, and he was the grandson of Martin Dillenbach, who came to America in 1710, almost immediately after his arrival in this country joined an expedition to Canada to fight against the Indians and finally settled in Canajoharie, 1725. Mrs. Young was the greatgreat-great-granddaughter of George Spraker, who with his four sons served in the revolutionary war. There is a village on the Mohawk river which was settled by the Sprakers and still bears the name. Dr. and Mrs. Young have had children: Pauline M., born June 27, 1890; Paula L., twin of Pauline M., studying in the Boston Conservatory.