Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     PHILLIP T. YOUNG, who is now one of the leading business men of Hartline, is also one of the pioneers of Douglas county, and has labored steadily for twenty years to advance and build up the country and his excellent efforts have materially assisted to bring about the present state of prosperity and thriving growth of this favored section.
     Phillip J. Young was born in Ripley county, Indiana, on October 17, 1845, the son of Charles F. and Margaret (Gesell) Young, natives of Germany.  They came to the United States in early days and were pioneer settlers in Indiana.  Phillip J. was educated in the common schools of Indiana and Iowa, later completing his training in the state normal school at Galena, Illinois.  In 1856 the family removed to Winneshiek county, Iowa, where our subject was trained in the ways of farm work by his father.  He there grew to manhood and remained until 1881, when he removed to Nebraska.  After a short residence in that state, Mr. Young came on to Idaho, then looked over Oregon, and finally in 1883, settled in Douglas County, taking a pre-emption and later a homestead near the Grand Coulee.  He at once set to work to improve his places and began raising stock.  Of horses and cattle he raised many and was very successful until the winter of 1889-90, when, like the others in this same business in all lines, always carrying a full daunted, however, he went to work in the same lines, and in 1890 also opened a lumber yard in Hartline.  He did well in this business and later added paints, oils, glass, and so forth.  He also handles coal and wood and does a good business in all the lines, always carrying a full stock.  In 1886 Mr. Young was elected county commissioner and did good service for the county for two years.  He also served as justice of the peace for six years.
     Mr. Young has five brothers and one sister, Charlie W., Adolph, Jacob, William, Louis, and Mrs. Louise Henning.
     In Howard county, Iowa, on December 26, 1873, Mr. Young married Miss Louisa Standard, whose parents, John and Julia (Shutt) Standard, were natives of Denmark.  Mrs. Young was born in Denmark, on June 13, 1851.  To Mr. and Mrs. Young the following children have been born; Edward H., on November 9, 1874, now a sugar manufacturer in Waverly, Washington; Ida C., on January 24,1876, now teaching school; and Francis J., on October 7, 1880, now teaching school.  The children were all born in Iowa.  Mr. and Mrs. Young are adherents of the Lutheran church and are exemplary citizens.