Sylvenus Young

Sylvenus Young

Ontario, Canada
Death 14 Mar 1912 (aged 84)
Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 106500723 · View Source
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Aylmer Express 2 Jan. 1908 - Mr. S. Young and wife and R. Fitzpatrick are spending the holidays visiting friends at Detroit.

Aylmer Express, 21 Mar 1912, front page
"The last of the old men, of Pt. Bruce section passed away on Thursday last in the person of Sylvenus Young. He was in his 84th year and had been a resident of Pt. Bruce for the last 50 years. He was taken with a severe attack of pneumonia on the Saturday previous and on account of his age and an attack of the same diseases a few years ago his constitution was not strong enough to throw it off. The deceased was born near Glencoe, Ont., and when a boy moved with his parents to a farm on the 2nd concession of Malahide. He married Mrs. Eliza Louks, who predeceased him some 28 years. He lived in the vicinity of Dunboyne for many years also on the Teeple farm near Orwell from which place he moved to Port Bruce in 1862. He was engaged in the fishing business for many years and in wood during the winter disposing of the wood in the Buffalo market which brought $10 per cord after the close of the American war. He was an expert chopper having been brought up when that was one of the accomplishments of the early settlers and many an acre of primeval forest was laid low by his unerring axe. He leaves two sons Levi and George of Pt. Bruce, and one daughter, Mrs. Smith, of Aylmer, also two brothers, William, of Fowlerville, Mich, and James of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. Baley of Aylmer, and Mrs. Lund, of Detroit. Some of the old men who were his associates and who predeceased him at ages of three score years and ten and over in this vicinity, were George, Mark and Joseph Copeland, Thos. Pineo, James Vanslyke, Geo. Wonnacott, Jason Burroughs, Lindley Moore, Peter Tayler, Elijah Clements, Joseph Wilson, Thos. Thompson, Hugh Stephens, and Benjamin Smith. He was a strong temperance man both in principal and practice and a liberal in politics. No more honorable, kind hearted and generous man ever lived, and he was known and loved by thousands all through this section. The funeral took place on Saturday with interment in Dunboyne cemetery." (Transcribed in 1989 by Bruce C. Johnson Jr., Port Bruce, Ontario)

St. Thomas Daily Times, 15 Mar 1912, p. 4
"Aylmer - The funeral of the late Sylvenus Young took place today at 1 p. m. today from his residence Port Bruce, to the Dunboyne Cemetery, and was largely attended. Messrs. Young Brothers, of Port Bruce, are sons of deceased." (Transcribed in 1989 by Bruce C. Johnson Jr., Port Bruce, Ontario)

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No gravestone. Per Aylmer Express, March 21, 1912- The funeral took place on Saturday with interment in Dunboyne cemetery.

  • Created by: Bruce Johnson
  • Added: 11 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 106500723
  • Bruce Johnson
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvenus Young (20 Jan 1828–14 Mar 1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 106500723, citing Dunboyne Cemetery, Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Bruce Johnson (contributor 47661260) .