Nebraska Authors

Patricia J. Young

Born 1930 Callaway, NE (USA)

Young became interested in the Orphan Train Children history while in Nebraska, and feels that this part of Settlement history should be included in textbooks used in school. When she heard the stories of these children, Young contacted Nebraska newspapers and as many orphan riders as possible to conduct her research. Young makes presentations to schools and churches to help preserve the Orphan Train History. She is also a charter member of the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America.

Places Lived

Calloway, NE
Gothenburg, NE
Bella Vista, AK

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Orphan Trains; Pioneer Life; Children

Education

High School and Community College Courses

Occupation

Country School Teacher
Nurse's Aide
Bookkeeper and assistant for Doctor's office
Bankteller and Customer Service

Places Worked

7 Valleys State Bank, Calloway, NE
Bank of Bentonville, Bentonville, AR

Associations

Orphan Train Heritage Society of America

Bibliography

Tears on Paper: The History and Life Stories of the Orphan Train Riders. 1990.

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