Bruce Alfred Young

Bruce Alfred Young

Birth
Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Death 14 Jul 1906 (aged 16)
Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 107017948 · View Source
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Aylmer Express, Thursday, July 19, 1906.
"One of the saddest deaths that has ever occurred in this section was that of Mr. Bruce A. Young son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Young of Pt. Bruce which occured on Saturday evening last about 7 o'clock from drowning. Bruce, who was in his 17th year was a student at the Aylmer Collegiate Inst. and that morning had just completed writing on his matriculation examinations. After finishing his work he straightened up his board and a few other little matters of business arranged with Mr. Rutherford principal of the school for a little picnic party and after getting home he wrote out the invitations for the same and had them all ready for the mail, thus apparently completing all the work that was before him and it must have been a free and happy state of mind in which he started to the lake with his freind and guest, Herbert Bingham of this place, for a bathe. Bruce finished preparing for the water sooner than Herbert and started out. When Herbert came out he looked around for his freind and not seeing anything of him called out receiving no answer he at first thought that he was hiding from him boy like and commenced to look around the bathe house. Not finding him he became alarmed and ran for help. It was about 3/4 of an hour before the body was located and brought to shore."

He... "was a most exemplary young man and a splendid student leaving an example to his school mates both in the schoolroom and the play ground that will be an influence for a good for many years. Manly, truthful, honorable, always happy and agreeable, he was a favorite with teachers as well as pupils and there is not one of them that does not mourn his loss."

Hundreds from the surrounding country and from Aylmer, including many prominent citizens and businessmen attended the funeral. Pallbearers were Charles Dunlap, Harry Ford, Ray Dennis, Elwin Kennedy, Fred Westover and Arthur Youell. "It was an immense procession that followed the remains to Dunboyne cemetery where the interment took place.


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Aged 16 y'rs. 6 mo's. & 9 d's.


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  • Created by: Bruce Johnson
  • Added: 20 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 107017948
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bruce Alfred Young (5 Jan 1890–14 Jul 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 107017948, citing Dunboyne Cemetery, Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Bruce Johnson (contributor 47661260) .