What Was Alden M. Young's Profession?

Alden M. Young helped to bring electricity to Pine Orchard. He built roads and invested much of his wealth in the community. Do you know what he did in his professional life?

In on Pine Orchard, asked:

"Out of curiosity, how exactly was Mr. Young able to acquire that much land in the Pine Orchard area AND do so much with it? Was he a railroad tycoon like Timothy Blackstone?"

noted that Mr. Young was involved in the railroad here in Branford: the electric railroad that ran the trolley system in the early 1900s. But Alden M. Young's involvement in the Branford Electric Railway is only a part of his career. I've done a little digging and have come up with a little of Mr. Young's history – but before I post the answer, what do you think? Do you know how Alden M. Young made his money? If you don't know – what would you guess?

Wayne Cooke February 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM
Alana....Out of curiosity, I did a little research on Mr. Young, and it would be probably easier to list what the man DIDN'T do. One amazing individual, who I doubt most Branford residents even knew existed. Thanks for a great article.
Alana Joli Abbott March 06, 2011 at 12:58 AM
Wayne, he really was an impressive man. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to write about him!
Wayne Cooke March 06, 2011 at 03:11 AM
Alana...I found the following on the internet..Impressive fellow, indeed. Again, great article. I'll never think of Young's Pond the same way again... : ) YOUNG, Alden M.: Capitalist; pres. and director Automatic Refrigerator Co., Cheshire St. K'y, Nazareth Cement Co., New Eng. Eng'ring Co., Conn. R'y and Lighting Co., RockviHe Gas and Electric Light Co.: v.-p. and director Albany and Hudson R. R. Co., Meriden, Southington & Compounce Tramway Co., 1st v.-p. and director Edison Electric Illuminating Co. of Brooklyn, Kings County Electric Light and Power Co.* sec. treas. and director Norwich Gas and Electric Light Co.; treas. and director New London Gas and Electric Co.; sec. and director Consolidated Engine Stop Co.; director Am. Mail Steamship Co., Automatic Vending Co., Colonial Trust Co. (Waterbury, Conn.), Corning Gas and Electric Co., Dayton Lighting Co., Electric Bond and Share Co., Fairmont and Clarksburg Traction Coy Nat. Carbon Co., Northern Westchester Lighting Co., People's Bank and Trust Co., (PaBsaic, N. J.) Rochester Land Co. Address: 100 Broadway, N. Y. City.
Alden Warner November 05, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Wow - I am Alden Young Warner III and have just learned more about my great great grandfather on this site than anywhere else. Many thanks to those who did the research!
Alana Joli Abbott November 05, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Thanks, Alden, for the high compliment! I'm glad we pulled together some interesting information for you! :)


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