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Michael Henry De Young
Birth: Sep. 30, 1849
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1925
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Journalist. He co-founded the San Francisco Chronicle with his brother Charles in 1865. Initially serving as bookeeper and then treasurer, he helped turn a modest theatrical handbill into one of the nation's leading newspapers, and gained total control of the Chronicle after Charles De Young's murder in 1880. He continued his brother's scandal-mongering editorial policies and infuriated many of San Francisco's most influential citizens. Writer Ambrose Bierce quipped, "Hatred of De Young is the best test of a gentleman." In 1884 De Young was shot by Adolph Spreckles, son of sugar magnate Claus Spreckles, whom he had publicly criticized for unfair business practices; Spreckles was acquitted on "reasonable cause." De Young recovered from his wounds and ran the Chronicle until his death 41 years later. He built the M. H. De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, a major holder of Gold Rush-era artifacts, in 1894. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Family links: 
  Amelia De Young (1809 - 1881)
  Katherine Deane De Young (1857 - 1917)*
  Charles De Young (1881 - 1913)*
  Helen Mary De Young Cameron (1883 - 1969)*
  Constance Marie De Young Tobin (1885 - 1968)*
  Kathleen Yvonne De Young Thieriot (1888 - 1954)*
  Phyllis D de Young Tucker (1892 - 1988)*
  Virginia De Young Cohn (____ - 1877)*
  Louisa DeYoung Williams (1830 - 1913)*
  Charles De Young (1845 - 1880)*
  Michael Henry De Young (1849 - 1925)
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Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Family Mausoleum, Section I, Area 20, Plot 20
GPS (lat/lon): 37.67136, -122.44615
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Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Mar 14, 2005
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