Obit: Young, Martha M. (1852 - 1917)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 12/06/1917

Young, Martha M. (30 JUL 1852 - 29 NOV 1917)

Mrs. Moses A. Young died at her home in this city (Colby, Wis.) last Thursday, Nov. 29, 1917, aged 65 years, 3 months and 29 days, following an illness of several days. She had not been very well for the past two years since undergoing an operation in a hospital at Neenah, but her death was nevertheless very unexpected and came as a great shock.

Martha Maria Young was born July 30, 1852, in the town of Clay, Onondage Co., N.Y. At an early age she came to Wisconsin with her parents, settling at Barton. On Oct. 15, 1872, she was united in marriage with Moses A. Young and in the fall of 1874 they came to Colby, which has been their home since. Five children were born to them all of who survive her; Wallace, living in the state of Idaho, Mrs. Frank Peterson in Washington State, Mrs. J. J. Grimes and Mrs. Charles Schultz of Colby, and J. Adelbert, in the National Army at Waco, Texas. She is also survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. Emmaline Wicker, of this city. Wallace and Mrs. Peterson were unable to be here for the funeral but a dispatch reached Adelbert at Waco and he arrived Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the residence and from the M. E. Church, Rev. H. C. Hall officiating, and a large gathering of friends assembled to pay their last respects to a true neighbor and one of the oldest residents of Colby. Burial took place in the Colby Cemetery.



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