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Wilber Hurlbut Young Jr. ’28

Published in Apr. 2, 1997, issue

"Tex" Young, a geology consultant and petroleum engineer, died Aug. 8, 1996, in Wellsville, N.Y. He was born in Texas, hence the name, but was living in Montclair, N.J., while attending Princeton, where he majored in geology.

After graduation he worked in Bradford, Pa., for the firm of Torrey, Fralich, and Simmons until 1935, when he moved to Titusville, Pa. There he ran a core laboratory for two years. In 1937 he moved to Wellsville, N.Y., where he worked for the Empire Gas & Fuel Co., from which he retired in 1969.

He was a member of the Exchange Club of Wellsville and a past member of the American Petroleum Institute, the American Assn. of Petroleum Geologists, and the Northern Appalachian Geological Society. He was cofounder and past president of the Wellsville Little League and past chairman of the Wellsville town planning board. He wrote numerous technical papers on gas and oil production. His hobbies were hunting, tennis, and swimming. In later years he became an avid vegetable gardener. He followed the progress of Princeton football, basketball, and baseball teams with great interest, often attending the Princeton-Cornell games in Ithaca.

In 1933 he married Doris Casey, who survives him. Since retirement they have wintered in Englewood, Fla., but have continued to summer in Wellsville. The class extends its warm sympathy to Doris.

The Class of 1928

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