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Dr Thomas Hugh Young
Birth: May 6, 1891
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 27, 1962
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Son of Thomas Hugh Young (1864-1937) and Lura Norfleet Dennison Young (1866-1951). Husband of (1)Hazel Marie Crippen Young, and (2) Margarite Cathey Young Nichol. Father of Catherine Crippen Young Smith, Hazel Virginia Young Walton and Lura Ethel Young Blumen.


Dr. T.H. Young Services Set; Noted Collector

Services for Dr. T. Hugh Young, 71, Nashville physician and archaeological scientist who died Sunday afternoon at Baptist Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waverly Place Methodist Church.

The Rev. Fenton Warren, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Gordon Turner of Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ.

Dr. Young had the largest collection of Indian relics in the nation, including 34,000 arrow heads, 530 birdstones, 250 discoidals (game stones), 137 notched hoes and many other rare and valuable artifacts.

Known as a "collector's collector", Dr. Young became interested in Indian relics 50 years ago when, as a boy, he hunted minie' balls in Middle Tennessee.

After an automobile accident on May 15, 1955, the doctor was forced to retire from the practice of medicine. It was then he built his home and an adjoining museum for his relics at the corner of Battery Lane and Franklin Road.

A lifelong resident of Nashville, Dr. Young was the son of Thomas Hugh and Lura Dennison Young. He was graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1913, received a pharmaceutical degree in 1914 and was graduated from the medical school in 1915.

He married the former Margarette Cathey of Nashville. She survives. Previously he was married to the former Hazel Crippen of Nashville. She died 20 years ago.

Dr. Young practiced medicine in Nashville 40 years, having offices in the Bennie Dillon Bldg. at Seventh Ave. and Church St. He was for many years an insurance examiner for Life & Casualty Ins. Co., National Life and Accident Ins. Co., Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. and New York Life Ins. Co.

He was a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, member of Central Avenue Church of Christ, member of various medical societies and associations and member of the Tennessee, Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois Archaeological societies, and the Ohio Indian Relic Collections Society.

Notable in Dr. Young's collection are a pair of flint faces found in a stone cave on Duck River in Humphreys County, 125 flints found in Middle Tennessee and the finest example of translucent quartz hourglass ever found.

Dr. Young and his wife made a number of trips to explore mounds, caves or field sites as well as to seek out additions from other collections.

Except for some carved Sioux peace pipes, all of Dr. Young's relics are prehistoric, dating back 800 to 1000 years. Some of his collection was sold before his death to a collector who bought the artifacts for the City of Tulsa, Okla.

Besides his widow, survivors are three daughters; Mrs. Lewis K. Smith, Miami, Fla., Mrs. John Charles Walton and Mrs. Rinkey Blumen, both of Nashville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Hugh Young (1864 - 1937)
  Lura Norfleet Dennison Young (1866 - 1951)
  Hazel Marie Crippen Young (1891 - 1938)
  Margarite Ellen Cathey Nichol (1908 - 1986)
  Catherine Crippen Young Smith (1913 - 1987)*
  Virginia Hazel Young Walton (1915 - 2008)*
  Lura Ethel Young Blumen (1918 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
1891 -- 1962
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 25, Lot 100
GPS (lat/lon): 36.1454, -86.73063
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Record added: May 07, 2009
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Dr Thomas Hugh Young
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