Sarah Pricilla Watts Young

Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

November 21, 1912

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Mrs. J.C. Young Dies Tuesday
Good and Noble Lady Passes Away

Mrs. J.C. Young passed away yesterday morning at nine o-clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Akerman, after an illness of several years duration which was followed by a paralysis stroke a few days ago.

Mrs. Young was eighty-five years old.  She was born and reared in Laurens, South Carolina.  Her husband, Col. Young was an officer in the Confederate army.  He died in 1880.  In 1853, she and her husband moved to Cartersville and she has resided here ever since.

She was a good and estimable woman, a consistent Christian and a noble character and was loved by all who knew her.

She was a granddaughter of Col. Williams, of Revolutionary War fame, who was killed at the battle of Kings Mountain.

She helped organize the Presbyterian Church in this city and was a charter member.

One of the most remarkable facts connected with the life of Mrs. Young was that she had an unusually bright mind and her mind was clear up to Tuesday night as it ever was in her life.  Not only could she talk alright, but she was a wonderful conversationalist and her mind and memory were perfect.  She had absolutely no defect in her mind that generally comes from old age, which is indeed worthy of comment.

The funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. L.G. Hames, the pastor officiating.

[NOTES: She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.]


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