|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1845|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1920|
The Bienville Democrat.
December 9, 1920
The sad message was received here on Sunday morning of the death of Mr. William D. Young, who passed away Saturday night, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Pettigrew. Mr. Young had lived the most of his life in Arcadia, and was identified with the growth of the place. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church, a consistent Mason, and a loyal Ex-Confederate Veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Pettigrew in Dallas, Texas, his brothers, Mr. Robert Young and Mr. George Young, his nephews, Messrs. Robert Henry and Tom Butler, his nieces, Misses Annie, Zudie, Lilla Mae and Charlie T. Butler, of Monroe. Mr. Young had been a widower for long years, his wife, who was Miss Annie Copeland, having preceeded him to the better land many years ago.
The remains accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Pettigrew and two children, of Dallas, Texas, arrived here Tuesday morning and the funeral service was held at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. H. N. Brown, in a very impressive manner. The out-of-town relatives and friends who were present, were his daughter, Mrs. Pettigrew, Mr. Pettigrew and two children: Misses Annie, Zudie and Charlie T. Butler of Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Barksdale and Mrs. Grayson Guthrie of Ruston.
Many beautiful floral offerings were tributes of love and esteem from relatives and friends. The remains were interred in the cemetery at this place.
May the bereaved ones find consolation in this great sorrow.
The Bienville Democrat
April 21, 1921
WILLIAM D. YOUNG
Comrade Young was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, Dec. 19, 1845, was married to Miss Annie Copeland April 12, 1877, who died many years ago, of this union, one daughter was born, who married George G. Pettigrew and now lives in Dallas, Texas. Comrade Young attended the reunion in Houston, Texas and on his return visited his daughter at her home in Dallas and while there took suddenly ill and passed away. His body was brought to Arcadia, La., and laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery by his comrades and friends.
Comrade Young enlisted as a Confederate soldier in July, 1862, in Captain John A. Hawkins' company, Major Bird's Batallion, Trans-Mississippi Department. Comrade Young was a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, a member of Arcadia, La., Camp U. C. V., and a highly respected citizen. He fought bravely until the close of the war for the cause he knew to be just. He was discharged June 28th, 1865 at Monroe, La. His daughter and family, two brothers and children of his deceased sister survive him.
A good man has gone to his reward.
J. J. HISER,
W. B. BEESON, Com.
Mary Young Pettigrew (1879 - 1959)*
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Record added: Jun 05, 2011
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