Excerpt from "History of Napa and Lake Counties"
[William G. Young] was born
in Richland County, Ohio, August 6, 1835. His father died when he was
six years of age, and the young boy had very soon to assume the duties
of superintendent of the farm. He remained at his birth place until 1857,
when he went to Illinois, where he followed teaching until the spring
of 1862. He then made a trip to Pike's Peak and returned in the fall.
In July, 1861, he enlisted in Company "H," 27th Regiment, Illinois
Volunteer Infantry, and served about eleven months, when he was wounded,
and in consequence received his discharge. He then went to Ohio, where
he remained one year. He then went to Randolph County, Illinois, where
he engaged in mercantile pursuits, which he followed until 1873, when
he disposed of his interests. In 1875 he came to California and located
in Kelseyville, where he engaged in merchandising, which he followed until
May, 1880, when he disposed of his business to Messrs. Clendenin Brothers.
[Since] then he has been engaged in farming and wood growing. He owns
about four hundred acres of land, located in Big Valley, near Kelseyville.
He was married, October 25, 1866, to Miss Alice
O. Tuthill, a native of Illinois. They have three living children:
Orrie E., Willard
T., and Charles. They have
lost two: Etta A. and Zoe.
The Tuthill Family