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Eva Laura Itasca LaGrone Young
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1883
Panola County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1937
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Born to Hiram Clark LaGrone (1847-1928) & Frances Ellen Elizabeth Joiner LaGrone (1843-1885).

Itasca married William Edward Young (1866-1922) in 1907, and they divorced by 1920. One son, William Maurice Young (1909-1953).

Itasca was a resident of Philadelphia, PA, where she was national director of the Supreme Forest Wooodmen Circle, a women's auxiliary organization to Woodmen of the World, a benevolent fraternal organization for men.

Relevant portions of the newspaper article at right (with photo of Itasca) from The Daily Times, Beaver County, PA, March 14, 1930:

Members of Apple Grove No. 8, of the Woodmen Circle, Rochester, PA, who are planning a big meeting to be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Odd Fellows' hall, are taking a great deal of interest in the society's home for aged members and orphan children, the first building of which was recently completed at Sherman, Texas.

Mrs. Itasca L. Young of Philadelphia, a national director of the society, will be honor guest at the meeting and will tell about the home, which she recently visited. Mrs. Young is state manager and state president of Pennsylvania.

According to local grove officers, the state of Pennsylvania has taken a great deal of interest in the society's home (for widows & orphans) at Sherman. In fact, Keystone state members have contributed more than $7500 to the home.

The cornerstone laying and dedication of the first building will be held June 25, 26 and 27 at Sherman. Mrs. Young and her son, Maurice Young, also of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Verna Spack of Lansford, have won trips to the dedication in recognition of their work in the field.

From the Miami (FL) Daily News, June 30, 1937:
Lodge Official Dies
Death of Mrs. Itasca L. Young, 54, of Philadelpha, director of the Supreme Forest Woodmen Circle, occurred June 22 in Dallas, Texas, according to information received here from the national headquarters of the society. Mrs. Young joined the Woodmen Circle in 1909, held several offices and was made state manager of Pennsylvania in 1925 and was re-elected each succeeding term. She leaves a son, Maurice, and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Nelson, of Dallas.

Note: Ethel Louise LaGrone Nelson was Itasca's half-sister, daughter of Hiram Clark LaGrone's third wife, Sallie Bozeman LaGrone.

From the Pittsburgh (PA) Press, June 27, 1937:
Woodmen's Leader Succumbs in Texas
Pittsburgh friends have learned of the death of Mrs. Itasca L. Young, who was national director of the Supreme Forest Woodmen's Circle.

Mrs. Young, who made her home in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, died last week in Dallas, Tex., after a lingering illness.

Prominent in women's fraternal work in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Young had been in Pittsburgh many times and aided in the building of the local organization. It was through her efforts that the Pennsylvania unit of the Woodmen built and endowed the first of the Woodmen's homes for aged and orphans at Sherman, Tex.

Mrs. Young had been ill two years, first going to Florida in an effort to regain her health and then to Texas. Burial was in Dallas. 
Family links: 
  Hiram Clark LaGrone (1847 - 1928)
  Frances Ellen Elizabeth Joiner LaGrone (1843 - 1885)
  William Edward Young (1866 - 1922)
  William Maurice Young (1909 - 1953)*
  Mattie E Gibbs (1870 - 1885)**
  Ella Lucinda LaGrone Prior (1873 - 1919)*
  Judson Washington LaGrone (1875 - 1935)*
  William Taylor LaGrone (1877 - 1919)*
  Preston Parris LaGrone (1881 - 1889)*
  Eva Laura Itasca LaGrone Young (1883 - 1937)
  Ollie Clinton LaGrone (1886 - 1949)**
  Don Hartwell LaGrone (1888 - 1963)**
  Ethel Louise LaGrone Nelson (1891 - 1973)**
  Clarence Raymond LaGrone (1894 - 1961)**
  Emma Ruth LaGrone Alexander (1897 - 1964)**
  Ellen Maurine LaGrone Bagley (1900 - 1976)**
  Cecil Gilbert LaGrone (1902 - 1969)**
  Winfred Cooper Lagrone (1905 - 1980)**
*Calculated relationship
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sanctuary of Rest Mausoleum, double slot, Tier 35, Level B
Created by: Dawn Kelley
Record added: Aug 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94733520
Eva Laura Itasca <i>LaGrone</i> Young
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