|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1828|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1894|
Death Of A ExPostmaster
Once a Prominent Citizen of Braddock
Died aged sixtyone
YOUNG--- On Friday, July 13 1894 at 1 p. m., George M. Young, aged 61 years and 4 months.
Funeral services at his late residence 21 Erie street, Allegheny, on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p. m. Interment private.
The forgoing obituary notice is taken from on of the Pittsburg papers of recent date and is entitled to more than passing notice.
Less than 30 years ago the named figure of George M. Young was as familiar to the inhabitants of "Bradock Fields" as it was then called, as the name of Grover Cleveland is today to the residents of our great Braddock.
And although it is now a quarter of a century since Mr. Young disposed of his interests here and removed with his
family, many of the older citizens will remember him as the proprietor of one of the few grocery stores then required for the accomodation of our limited population and whose honesty and integrity was never called in question.
They will also remember as postmaster in the ante bellum days. The property fronting on Braddock avenue, east of Library street, when Leighton's rink building now stands, was the location of his store, for many years before its removal in 1869. It was long before Braddock had been a populous manufacturing center. Agriculture and mining interests were the chief persuits at the time and the male
population when appeared to have more leisure than at present, and Young's store was by common con--- at, regarded
as headquarters. Here it was that the late Col. W. G. Hawkins, Squire McCleary, Isaac Mills, John Hanna, William Holland, David Soles, Wm. Redman and many others whose
names are inseparably linked with the history of Braddock and its enviorens met almost daily or nightly to exchange courtesies, swap jokes, discuss politics, religion and current events of the day and many a heated political
argument was the outcome of those meetings.
Born in this county near Turtle Creek, his days were spent in the county of his birth and although his death was not unexpected as he had been in poor health for some time, the loss is no less acute to his family and friends.
He leaves to survive him a widow, Mrs. Lucy Young and three children, George B. and Albert H. Young and Mrs. Kate
Little all of whom reside in Allegheny City.
Postmaster Fleming was succeeded by Henry Bailey, whose commission was dated June 21, 1855, and he in turn was succeeded by George M. Young on August 21, 1857. At the opening of the Civil War in 1861 Postmaster Young enlisted for service in the Pennsylvania volunteers, and served until wounded at the second battle of Bull Run. The present historian has been unable to find any further trace of Mr. Young, as to whether he ever returned to Braddock, or whether he died from the effects of his wounds.
From The Unwritten History of Braddock's Field: THE POST OFFICE BY CHARLES L. CUMMINGS
Died of chronic dysentery.
John M. Young (1806 - 1886)
Elizabeth Gregory Young (1808 - 1878)
Lucinda Elizabeth Weible Young (1832 - 1912)
George Miller Young (1828 - 1894)
John Young (1831 - ____)*
William Gregory Young (1837 - 1909)*
Jonathan A. Young (1840 - 1909)*
Eliza Jane Young Tutcher (1844 - 1933)*
Francis Mourice Young (1848 - 1928)*
Note: no marker
Union Dale Cemetery
Plot: Lot 5, Range 13, Section F, Division 3
Created by: Janice Buchanan
Record added: Jul 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11389650