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               The Author

    Sue Miller Young, the eldest of six children of Edward B and Frances Daniel Miller, was born in Williamsville, New York on August 4, 1896. Her three grandsons Edward B., Daniel K., and Thomas W Young, are the sixth generation of the Miller family to live in the Village. 

    Mrs. Young graduated from Williamsville High School in 1904 and from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1907.  On August 4, 1914 she married Clarence B. Young of Cherry Creek, New York and they lived in Depew and Lancaster where their Children, Martha Frances and Edward Clarence, were born. Martha Frances died at the age of eleven months, Edward Clarence Young runs the Hardware Store that was started by his Uncle Barney Miller in 1919.

    When her husband of only seven years passed away, Mrs. Young and her son returned to Williamsville to live with her family in the Benjamin Miller homestead at Main and North Ellicott Streets.  In 1924 Mrs. Young built her present home at 5698 Main Street on a part of the same estate.

  She taught High School English, German and Biology in South Dayton, A Teachers Training Class in Forestville, English in Williamsville High School and Biology in School 17, Buffalo N.Y. 

    Mrs Young retired from teaching in 1946 and, in 1958, received the following citations from Buffalo State Teachers College.  “You served the City of Buffalo as a teacher for two decades.  You have made an equally important contribution to school districts outside the city.  You have found time to create a lovely home as a competent home maker, you have developed a wide reputation as a creator of Art Crafts and you have established an enviable reputation as a researcher in and writer of local history.”

       In 1934 and 1935 Mrs. Young won the New York State Women’s Archery Championship.    

    She belongs to Women’s National Institute of Hand Arts in New York City where she demonstrated spinning and weaving at the International Exposition. She has also exhibited at the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo and at the New York State Craft Fair in Ithaca. 

    Mrs. Young is a member of Williamsville Methodist Church, where she taught in the Sunday School.   She is a Charter Member of Amherst Chapter, O.E.S and Amherst Business and Professional Women’s Club and a Life Member of Buffalo Historical Society.

    Mrs. Young was appointed Town of Amherst Historian in 1953.  In 1964 the Amherst Business and Professional Women’s Club honored her with the V.I.M. (Very Important Member) for her work on this History of the Town of Amherst.

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Village Hall 1949 A picture of 5583 Main St Village Hall pictured in 1949 was originally built with limestone mined from the Young's limestone quarry which occupied what is now The Country Club of Buffalo. click here to see a bigger picture.
Main St West 1950 A picture of Main St looking West taken in 1959. The Ronecker building on the right is now home to Marty's formal wear. Picture courtesy of Dan Crapsi. click here to see a bigger picture.
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