Source: Santa Cruz Evening News 1935 May 14 1-2:3-4
Hushed City Mourns Over Death of Charles Younger
Rites Start at Home
Where He Was Born
61 Years Ago
Courts Closed in Hon-
or of Departed
A hush fell over an entire city and it seemed as if people moved on tip=toe throughout the Santa Cruz business section this morning as the great bell of Holy Cross church tolled the funeral hour of Charles B. Younger, masterful attorney and tolerant man.
Foremost members of the state and county bench and bar, civic officials, business leaders, prominent men and women from this city and afar, mingled with sad visaged dairy and ranch folk down from the mountains—all to pay a touching final tribute to their friend, counselor and benefactor.
Members of the immediate family and intimate family and intimate friends had gathered early at the family home at 20 Laurel street where Charles Younger was born 61 years ago December 28th last. Here, following fond farewell visits at the flower-banked bier, the long funeral procession started for Holy Cross church to await the arrival of the police-escorted cortege, forming a lane from entrance arch to vestibule through which the funeral party passed.
Pallbearers here taking the casket in charge were the Hon. Maurice T. Dooling, Jr., superior judge of San Benito county; the Hon. James L. Atteridge, superior judge of Santa Cruz county; John E. Gardner, Watsonville attorney; J. Leslie Johnston, Santa Cruz attorney, and George Stanley Tait, past exalted ruler of Santa Cruz lodge of Elks, representing A. E. Strong, present exalted ruler.
As alternate pallbearers there had been named District Attorney Ben B. Knight, former District Attorney J. Frank Murphy, and City Attorney Francis R. Hall.
Closely following the casket were members of the immediate family, Mrs. Agnes Hihn Younger, bereaved widow, on the arm of Bruce Hihn Younger, youngest son; Mrs. Jane Younger Hartman, daughter, with Mrs. Bruce Hihn Younger and Judge Donald Younger, eldest son, with Mrs. Donald Younger.
The party was met at the church doorway by Father Harold Goodwin and acolytes, escorted to the sanctuary where a low mass for the dead was recited.
Red Carnations His Flower
A bouquet of red carnations—unfailing lapel flower of the loved attorney—rested along on the casket during the church services.
Sisters of Holy Cross school and an honor contingent of girl pupils occupied a special section in the church during the funeral ceremonies.
Following the services the long procession was under way again, this time to the tree-bordered plot in Holy Cross cemetery where Father Goodwin again recited a short, solemn ritual of the Catholic church and the great crowd of mourners said final, sad farewell to their friend.
Courts Are Closed
All city and county courts had early this morning been adjourned to honor Mr. Younger, president of the Santa Cruz County Bar association at the time of his death.
Superior Judge Atteridge had cleared his calendar, while Justice of the Peace C. C. Houck, sitting both on his own bench and for Police Judge Donald Younger, son of the deceased attorney, early in the morning adjourned both courts in honor of Mr. Younger.
Flags at the court house and city hall were at half mast.
Joe Demichelli, former partner here with the late Jack Mano when the two manufactured the famous “Jack and Joe” cigar was in Santa Cruz today to attend funeral services for his friend, the late Charles B. Younger.
Source: Santa Cruz Evening News 1935 May 13 1:2 & 3:1C. B. Younger, Dean of Santa Cruz Bar,
Final Rites to Honor
Native of City To
ARE 3 CHILDREN
Studied In Father’s Office After Stan-
Charles B. Younger, dean of the legal fraternity of Santa Cruz, died at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon at 212 Walnut avenue.
The attorney, president of the Santa Cruz county bar association for many years and holding that position at the time of his death, was 61 years old last December.
A native of Santa Cruz, he had practiced law in this city for 37 years and had, prior to that time studied law in the office here of his father, who was also Charles B. Younger.
He was a graduate of Stanford university in the class of 1896.
Final Tribute Tomorrow
City and bar of Santa Cruz will pay last honors to the man who was for so many years recognized as a leader in the legal profession here when tomorrow morning the funeral procession wills tart at 8:30 o’clock in the morning from 20 Laurel street, go to Holy Cross church for requiem high mass, and proceed to Holy Cross cemetery for burial.
Mr. Younger had virtually retired from the active practice of law for two years preceding his death, following injuries in an automobile accident in which he was run down by a car on lower Pacific avenue. Although he had recovered sufficiently to have made a number of appearances in court.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Agnes Hihn Younger, the only surviving child of F. A. Hihn, pioneer capitalist of Santa Cruz, and by three children.
Son Is Police Judge
His eldest son, Donald, is a practicing attorney and police judge in this city, carrying on the tradition as the third generation of the family to practice law here. His other son, Bruce Hihn Younger, is a graduate of the University of Oregon who has just completed his second year of law school at the University of California at Berkeley. A daughter, Jane, is Mrs. B. A. Hartman of Berkeley.
A sister of Mr. Younger is Mrs. C. K. (Helen) Chase of Clinton, N. Y., wife of Prof. C. K. Chase of Hamilton college.
Five grand children also survive Mr. Younger, Donald Bruce, Robert Robson and Helen, children of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Younger of this city; and Jean and Ruth, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hihn Younger.
3rd Generation of Californians
Virtually all of Mr. Younger’s living relatives have been in Santa Cruz for the last week. The oldest, an aunt, Mrs. Rosalie Younger Andrews, was expected to arrive this afternoon from San Jose.
On both his father’s and mother’s side Mr. Younger was of the third generation of Californians. One grandfather was Coleman Younger, who first came to California by the way of the Isthmus of Panama in 1851 with Patrick Russell, who afterward became secretary of the U. S. treasury.
He stayed only a few months but two years later came a second time to California, crossing the plains with his family, which included a daughter, Rosalie, who is now Mrs. Rosalie Younger Andrews of San Jose, president of The Santa Clara County Pioneer society.
Coleman Younger’s oldest daughter was a Mrs. Coffin of San Francisco, one of whose daughters, Mrs. James Edwards, was in Santa Cruz today.
Mother Was Jennie Waddell
Mr. Younger’s mother was Jennie Hudson Waddell, daughter of William White Waddell, a pioneer lumberman of Santa Cruz county who gave his name to Waddell creek, which is now the property of Theodore Hoover.
The Youngers in American colonial days were residents of the Maryland and seven brothers of that name fought in the American revolution. In payment they received land in Kentucky and Missouri.
When Coleman Younger made his second trip to California, coming across the plains with his family, he drove 500 head of cattle. Arriving in San Jose he rented pasturage in Alum Rock canyon and later bought part of an old grant and founded his home, “Forest Home,” on the Alviso road.
His son, who was Charles B. Younger, Sr., came to Santa Cruz in 1857 to begin the practice of law here.
YOUNGER—In this city, May 12, 1935, Charles B. Younger.
Funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:30 a. m. from 20 Laurel street, thence to Holy Cross church where a requiem mass will be offered, commencing at 9 a. m. Interment, Holy Cross cemetery.
Rosary service at his home, 20 Laurel street, at 8:15 o’clock tonight. Wessendorf Mortuary in charge.
Source: Santa Cruz Evening News 1935 May 13 3:1
CITY COUNCIL VOTES YOUNGER DEATH REGRETS
Pays Tribute In Resolution
To Attorney Dead
The city council today joined the entire community in mourning the death yesterday of Chas. B. Younger, dean of Santa Cruz attorney, with the adoption of a resolution of regret reading as follows:
“Be It Resolved by the Council of the City of Santa Cruz as follows:
“Whereas, Charles B. Younger, prominent attorney and citizen of Santa Cruz, has answered the final summons to that Court on High presided over by the Unerring Judge, and
“Whereas, he has long labored among us and was always a trusted counselor and friend and a charitable and public spirited citizen, and
“Whereas, he was considered by the bar of Santa Cruz county as one of its most learned lawyers, and
“Whereas, he came of a family of lawyers long distinguished in this county for legal learning and ability as well as for honor and integrity, and
“Whereas his son, Donald Younger, is police judge of the city of Santa Cruz, which position he fills with honor both to himself, his family and this community, and
“Whereas, we mourn the taking of Charles B. Younger, well knowing that his vacant place cannot be filled,
“That this council here express the regret of a sorrowing community at the passing of this fine and distinguished citizen; that this resolution be engrossed in the permanent records of the city and copies be sent to the bereaved family.”