Full Name: Marguerite (or Margaret) Rafter Young
3 February 1882, in Madelia, Minnesota
LL.B., Valparaiso University, 1908
“She stood very high in her classes while in this Department.” M. J. Bowman, Dean
Admission to Practice:
- Indiana, 1908
- Montana, 1910
Harry G. (Garfield) Young on 15 August 1902
Young & Young
Her partner was disbarred; see, In re Young, 77 Mont. 332, 250 P. 957 (1926). H.G. Young was reinstated on 17 November 1949.
1 April 1954
12 June 1913 — Billings Gazette
“Marguerite Young Will Now Practice”
“Marguerite Young and her husband, H. G. Young of Joliet, were admitted to practice in the United States federal court yesterday before Judge George M. Bourquin.
Mrs. Young has the distinction of being the third woman in Montana to be allowed to such practice. The first was Mrs. Ella Knowles-Haskell of Glendive and the second was Miss Madeen of Missoula.”
3 April 1954 — Independent Record — “Margaret Young is taken by Death; Was Known in City”
“Margaret Young, 74, prominent Forsyth attorney for many years, who was known to a wide circle of Helena residents, died Thursday in an Anaconda hospital following a long illness.
Kendrick funeral chapel in Anaconda forwarded the body today to Graceville, Minn., for funeral services and burial.
The wife of Harry G. Young, she was born in Madelia, Minn., Feb. 3, 1880. She was graduated from the University of Indiana school of Law [inaccurate — she received a Bachelor of Law from Valparaiso University in 1908] and admitted to the U.S. supreme court in 1928. She was a member of the American Bar association, uniform state law commission and society of political economy of Columbia university.
Mrs. Young was listed in ‘Who’s Who in America’ in 1932-33-34.
Surviving beside her husband are two sisters, Helen Nott of Wheaton, Minn., and Mary Bradbury of Wenatchee, Wash.”
3 April 1954 — Montana Standard
“Forsyth Attorney Called By Death”
“Anaconda — Funeral services will be conducted in Graceville, Minn., for Mrs. Margaret Young, 74, prominent Forsyth attorney who died in a local hospital.
Mrs. Young was the wife of Harry G. Young, civil engineer in Forsyth. She was born in Madelia, Minn., Feb 3, 1880, was graduated from the University of Minnesota and practiced law in Forsyth until illness forced her retirement four years ago. She had lived in Forsyth since 1914.
Mrs. Young was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1928 and was a member of the American Bar Assn., Montana Bar Assn., Uniform State Law Commission and the Society of Political Economy at Columbia University.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sisters, Helen Nott of Wheaton, Minn., and Mary Bradbury of Wenatchee, Wash.”