Mrs Amelia De Young

Mrs Amelia De Young

Birth
France
Death 19 May 1881 (aged 71–72)
California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 10591352 · View Source
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"Mrs. Amelia de Young, tbe mother of the proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle, died in that city Thursday afternoon. She was a native of Bordeaux, France, and aged 72 years. The killing of her son Charles charged her from a woman of great spirit and buoyancy to a woman of taciturnity and depression. The immediate cause of her death was congestion of the brain." (L.A. Herald, 5/22/1881)

San Francisco Call, Volume 100, Number 135, 13 October 1906 Gustavus de Young, a brother of M.H. de Young, and one of the founders of the San Francisco Chronicle, died of Bright's disease at Stockton on Thursday. M.H. de Young left on Stockton immediately on the receipt of the sad news to attend to the affairs of the deceased and brought the remains to San Francisco for interment. He was aged 64 years.
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Her father, Benjamin Morange, who served as the French Minister to Spain under Napoleon I, moved to the United States about 1815 and helped found the B'nai Jeshurun Congregation in New York in 1825. The de Young family moved from St. Louis to San Francisco in 1854. Her husband, Miechel de Young was said to have died of a stroke during the journey.
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Amelia de Young was born in France about 1809. According to N.Y. Marriage Newspaper Extracts (1801-1880), she married Michael Deyonng (or De Young) August 9, 1827. At the time of their marriage, Mr. De Young was approximately 50 years of age and his new bride, Amelia, was 18 years old. They would have eight children, five girls and three boys. Amelia arrived in California with her three boys, Michael, Charles and Gustavus in the 1860's (perhaps her girls had married by then). Amelia's elderly husband died in Louisiana in 1854. Amelia's sons went on to create what became the San Francisco Chronicle, an enormous journalistic success. Charles De Young was shot and killed in 1880. Her son Gustavus was committed to an asylum with what was described as dementia. Her son Michael De Young ran the family newspaper successfully until his death in 1925. After her son Charles' death in 1880, Amelia suffered great depression and died within a year.


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  • Maintained by: Diane Reich
  • Originally Created by: James Seidelman
  • Added: 9 Mar 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10591352
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Amelia De Young (1809–19 May 1881), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10591352, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Diane Reich (contributor 40197331) .