(Note: These articles were found in the archives of local newspapers. The hope is that the dissemination of information will spur further research on early Klickitat County families. Ellen Rowley)

Mt. Adams Sun March 25, 1938, page 8 (See Column 3)

Norris J. Young

Norris J. Young, better known to his many friends and acquaintances as "Non" died Thursday afternoon in the hospital at The Dalles. Mr. Young was one of the first settlers in Klickitat, when Klickitat was called Wright for Edgar Wright, also a first settler and a relative of Young. Funeral services were held in Goldendale Sunday afternoon and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Young is survived by his widow, Mrs. Young, his cousin Dick Wright, and his cousin Mrs. Laura Briggs, as well as a number of other relatives. Mrs. Young's friends extend heartfelt sympathy to her, and Mr. Young will be missed by many.

The Goldendale Sentinel March 24, 1938, page 9 (See Column 4)

Norris J. Young of Klickitat Passes On

The citizens of Klickitat were shocked and saddened by the death of Norris J. Young, one of Klickitat's earliest settlers. He passed away at The Dalles hospital Thursday, March 17 at 20 minutes of two o'clock after a short illness. His funeral was held in Goldendale Sunday and attended by a large number of his relatives and many friends. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved Mrs. Young.

Wrights Station (This is a PDF file)
Click on the above link for a description of Edgar Wright and Norris Young's adventure into what we now know as "Klickitat". The following is a brief excerpt:

"The Wright family originally lived in Missouri Flat, now called Appleton, which even today has deep snow much of the winter. So in the summer of 1889 when Edgar Wright and Norris Young first saw the Klickitat valley with its grassy slopes dotted with oak savannas and towering ponderosa pines they immediately recognized that this was an ideal place to relocate their cattle from the snow laden high elevations where their family lived. It was the spring of 1890 when they made their way into the valley and built a small cabin behind what is now 503 Klickitat Ave..."