A daughter remembers both her father and her grandfather, two doctors who served their rural community of almost a century.
Reading through a box of letters and newspaper clipping about her family including her grandfather’s obituary, she decided to write the Young’s story focusing on her father and grandfather, both doctors, and her own memories of growing up in a small town. She was able to penetrate the Midwestern veneer of the other members of her family and recount their losses, disappointments, and tensions as well as their successes and pleasures in a life that sadly no longer exists.
In the days when there were no hospital facilities here or when it was impossible and unadvisable to move a patient, sincere trust was placed in the capable hands of Dr. Charles Young as he successfully performed the operation in the home. His calmness and self-control were most noticeable and helped to ease the mind of many a worried patient. With all his high attainments, Dr. Young remained the time-honored “country doctors”. He administered to the tribulations as the bodily ills of his patients, was beloved and honored by the community in which he lived.
~ Geneseo Republic, March 13, 1941