April 14th, 1926

April 14, 1926


Mrs. W. V. T. Young

Abbie (Shaw) Young, a highly respected and much beloved resident of Waterville, passed away at her home, on the morning of March 27th. She was 75 years of age, having been born on June 5th, 1850, and was the youngest of a family of seven children of the late Sydney and Caroline (Skinner) Shaw, whose home was in Waterville, where the early years of the deceased were spent.

She first married John L. West of Morristown, and went to reside in Kansas, where one son, Claude L., who survives her was born to them, his father dying when he was about 3 years of age. Mrs. West then returned to her home in Waterville, where she married Mr. W. V. T. Young, nearly 50 years ago. Five children were born to them, of whom three survive, LeRoy, of New York and Sydney, of Winnipeg, Man., having predeceased her a few years ago. The surviving ones are Claude L. West, of Newark, N. J.; Mrs. Allen Young, Swampscott, Mass.; Mrs. Owen Craig, of Vulcan, Alberta, and Vaughn, who resides in Waterville. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

The funeral took place from the Baptist Church, of which she was a faithful member, Rev. G. R. T. Ayling officiating, assisted by Rev. John MCI of the United Church.

The floral offerings were most beautiful and especially appropriate, as the deceased was always a lover of flowers and as long as she was able kept herself surrounded by them in her home. Her eyesight had failed her during the last few years and her only complaint was of missing the eight of the beautiful things of earth. A loving friend and neighbor has passed from our midst, sweet memories of whom will ever remain with those who knew her.

The husband, children and grandchildren have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends. – Com.