MS 1116 - Young-Furst Collection
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The Young-Furst collection consists of photographs relating to Eban Claude Young dating from 1916 through 1924. The collection also contains photographs relating to the World War I service of Sylvester A. Furst. Certificates and materials relating to Sylvester Furst’s tenure as an engineer of Great Lakes shipping vessels are also included, including Great Lakes Red Books for years 1942 and 1962.
Eban Claude Young was born January 9, 1880 in Hillsdale, Michigan. He worked as a printer at the Lima News during the early 1900’s and at the Sandusky Register and Star News during the 1920’s. For a number of years he was the composing room foreman of The Star-Journal. Mr. Young was employed at the Stephens Printing Co. until the time of his death on December 1, 1942. He was married to Grace and had three sons, William A, Gerald C and Virgil L and three daughters, Mrs. Sylvester A. Furst (Beulah), Mrs. James Wilkinson and Mrs. William Shadle.
Sylvester A. Furst was born July 27, 1899 in Atherton, Minnesota. He married Beulah Young, daughter of Eban Young and had one son, Maynard and two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Blohm and Mrs. Delight Heckelman. During World War I, Mr. Furst served with Company B. He was stationed in occupied Germany in 1919. From 1937 until 1969, Mr. Furst worked as a marine engineer for Great Lakes Towing until 1966. Related information on Great Lakes Towing can be found in the manuscript collection GLMS 5. He was a member of the Licensed Tugmen’s and Pilots’ Protective Association of America. He served as the Grand Secretary-Treasurer and local chapter president.
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The Young-Furst collection can be divided into two collections. The Eban Young collection is small and consists of five photos circa 1916-1924 from the Lima News printers and the International Typographical Union Local 296. One photo dating to 1924 shows the Sandusky News team. The Sandusky photos also include the Beach at Cedar Point, a fishing boat on Sandusky Bay and Sandusky Bay channel dredging. Other photos include a field in North Central Michigan, a shipping vessel on the Detroit River.
The Sylvester Furst collection contains numerous photographs on or around 1919. Many of the photographs depict camp life of U.S. soldiers stationed in Germany. The primary images are of Company B and scenes in and around Coblenz Germany. There are also photographs of sites in Europe including Paris, Brussels, and Metz.
The Furst portion of the collection also includes artifacts from Mr. Furst's career as a marine engineer on the Great Lakes. Included are Great Lakes Red Books for 1942 and 1962, Sylvester Furst’s Continuous Discharge Book and Certificates. In addition, there are images of the LTPPA convention from 1963 and 1966.
EBAN YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHS
SYLVESTER A. FURST PHOTOGRAPHS