Seymour B. Young

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Seymour Bicknell Young was a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was born on October 3, 1837, in Kirtland, Ohio. As an infant, he survived the massacre at Haun's Mill and was taken by his parents to live in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1839. The family stayed in Winter Quarters until they had money to immigrate to the Salt Lake Valley in 1850.

Young served as a missionary in England from 1857 until he was called home to Utah in 1858 because of the Utah War. He went to England and Scotland with his father, Joseph Young, from 1870 to 1871, where they served as missionaries. They also preached in Ohio and New York.

From 1868 to 1869 he worked in railroad building. He earned a medical degree from the University Medical College in New York City in 1874 and was a surgeon and physician in Salt Lake City until 1882.

Young was called to serve in the First Council of Seventy in 1882. He was called to the Presidency of the Seventy in 1893, where he served until his death on December 15, 1924. He was also a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union general board.

He practiced plural marriage and was the father of thirteen children with wives Ann Elizabeth Riter and Abby Corilla Wells.

Young was the nephew of Church president Brigham Young and the grandfather of S. Dilworth Young, a member of the Seventy.