CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER JAMES L. YOUNG lived at 5 East Walnut Avenue in Westmont NJ. He was born at Union City PA on November 19, 1883. He married Rebecca Hoffman in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania on April 19, 1906. Two children, Harry and Bertha, were soon born, The family lived in Pennsylavania into the 1920s. By 1920 the Young family had moved to 13 East Collings Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey. James L. Young was working in a shipyard as a machinist when the 1920 Census was enumerated. He later was employed as an inspector by the Radio Corporation of America, in Camden NJ. During the 1920s the Youngs moved to 107 Lincoln Avenue in Collingswood. By 1935 the family had moved to Westmont, New Jersey. The Young home was at 5 East Walnut Avenue in Westmont by 1940.
Musically gifted, James L. Young also worked as a teacher of music at the State Home for Boys at Jamesburg NJ from 1927 to 1930, and bandmaster at the State school at Annandale NJ from 1930 to 1932. He organized and was leader of the Camden Firemen's Band, serving in that post from 1926 until January of 1928. He was a member of the New Jersey National Guard as early as 1920, when he held the rank of warrant officer with the Service Company of the 114th Infantry Regiment.
James L. Young was called to active service in September of 1940 when the entire United States NAtional Guard was mobilized. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer on January 21, 1942/
Chief Warrant Officer Young died on June 16th at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis TN, where he had been taken after suffering a heart attack at Maiden Field MO the previous day. Services were held at the Foster Funeral Home, 800 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood NJ. The Westmont post of the VFW conducted the funeral. Military rites were held for the Camden bandmaster on June 21, 1944. He was interred at Harleigh Cemetery in Camden NJ, where today he rests next to his wife Rebecca, who joined him in 1980.
Camden Courier-Post * January 11, 1928
CITY RULERS ABOLISH JOB OF
Camden police and fire department hand today was without a bandmaster as
the result of notice served on James Young. Collingswood, yesterday that
the position he has as bandmaster has been abolished.
of his dismissal was sent Young by Commissioner David
Rhone. Young, who had continued in his post until yesterday, was
informed that the position had been abolished January 1.
was appointed bandmaster about two years ago after passing the tests
required by the State Civil Service Commission. The post paid $150.00 a
Camden Courier-Post * June 19, 1942
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