From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)
Young, John Henry
(born: 1902 - died: 1990) John Henry Young was a dentist in Hopkinsville, KY. He was thought to have been the first African American dentist in the city, but Dr. Manson A. Melton was there earlier. According to his nephew Luke Langford, who submitted this entry, Dr. John Henry Young was a graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College. His nephew also shared that Dr. Young had extracted his patients' teeth from a truck bed in Princeton, KY, and in Hopkinsville, KY, in the 1930s. According to his uncle's WWII Draft Registration Card, John Henry Young was born in 1902 in Middleton, KY [source: Ancestry]. His dental office was located at 910 First Street in Hopkinsville. John Henry Young died September 24, 1990, and he is buried in Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville [Source: Find A Grave]. John Henry Young was the husband Belle Hollins Young.