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Lewis Douglas Young
Birth: Apr. 19, 1892
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May 24, 1968
Barrington
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA

"Douglas" as he preferred to be called, was born on 8 Ocean Street in Providence, RI. His parents were Frank Norris Young and Harriet Manchester Young. He had one older brother, Everett Young. When of age, Douglas tried several times to join the armed services (WWI) but each time was turned down due to a heart murmur.
As a teenager, he enjoyed competing in tennis tournaments, and did quite well.
He was president and treasurer of Douglas Young, Inc, Pawtucket, RI, a fancy paper box firm. He held many patents for his inventions, which are widely used in the industry. He was a past president of the New England Paper Box Association.
Douglas traveled extensively, with his wife....here and abroad and often lectured about his trips. He was an avid photographer and documented the trips with his photos. An ardent yachtsman who could boast of having "touched every port on the East Coast". He was a member of the Barrington Yacht Club (RI). He also was an advanced pilot of the U.S. Power Squadron. His picture enclosed here is of Douglas aboard his yacht "The Seahorse".
He was a member of the Pawtucket Chamber of Commerce, the To Kalon Club, a 50 year member of What Cheer Lodge. He also belonged to the F. & A. M., Providence, the Shriners, RI Camera Club, Lions Club, RI Country Club and Turks Head Club. He was a past president of the Calvary Young Men's Business Club. Douglas attended the Calvary Baptist Church on Broad Street, Providence, as a child. Although he did not attend church later in life, he donated enough money for a children's bible class room. That room still has his name plaque on it.
He married Louise May Gibbs on September 25, 1917 at Louise's Aunt May's home in Providence. Douglas & Louise were married for 51 years. They had 3 daughters: Martha & Jean (twins) and Mary. His daughters remember him as very witty, always making them laugh; the most generous person they have ever known, loved entertaining and was a very popular man. They loved him dearly.
He died of a heart attack while at home, speaking on the phone to his secretary.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Norris Young (1860 - 1920)
  Hattie Lewis Manchester Young (1864 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Louise May Gibbs Young (1892 - 1991)
 
 Sibling:
  Lewis Douglas Young (1892 - 1968)
  Everett Francis Young (1893 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Sue Williams
Record added: May 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6443926
Lewis Douglas Young
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Lewis Douglas Young
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Lewis Douglas Young
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