CLARK N. YOUNG, Editor of the Hesperian News, and Principal of the High School, Hesperia, was born in Shelby, Orleans Co., N.Y., March 23, 1852. His parents, William and Anna E. (Beebe) Young, were natives of New England, of genuine Yankee descent. They emigrated to Calhoun Co., Mich., in the fall of 1853, where they now reside. Clark N. was reared on his father's farm, working hard during the summer and attending district school in the winter. He formed studious, economical and industrious habits, and when 18 years old was granted license to teach, in which pursuit he was very successful. Thus he continued, tilling the soil in summer and teaching in the winter until he was 21 years of age. He then entered the college at Albion, Mich., where he took a special course preparatory to teachig the higher branches in the graded schools. Here he continued two years. In the spring of 1875 he returned to his native county and again became engaged in teaching winters, and being "on the road" summers. He went to Barry County in 1878 and taught one year, and Dec. 30, 1879, he was married, in Hillsdale, this State, to Dora M. Stebbins, of Nashville, Barry County who was born in Ontario, Can., Nov. 7, 1856. Her parents were Henry E. and Olive (Shelden) Stebbins, natives of New York and Canada respectively.
In March, 1880, Mr. Young engaged with the Nashville News, of Nashville, Mich., and during the two years of his sojourn here he acquired the art of printing, and his ability as an editor was developed. He established a paper of his own in Nashville, called the Nashville Olio; but better inducements being offered in Hesperia he transferred his stock to this place, and in September, 1882, established the Hesperian News, the first number of which was issued Sept. 29, 1882. Although several newspapers have been previously started, they became defunct in a very short time; the the News is bound to succeed. Mr. Young was solicited to take charge of the High School in Hesperia, and he now performs the double duty of teacher and editor. They have had one child, Otto, born Nov. 22, 1880, and died Nov. 16, 1882. In politics Mr. Young is independent.