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Otho Wilson Young

Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
Death 5 Mar 1952 (aged 68)
Alleghany County, Virginia, USA
Burial Covington, Covington City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section IX Row 35 #614
Memorial ID 110810935 · View Source
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Ortho Young's nickname was Brigham and the story as told by his son, Jack Norwood Young is the following:

In 1940 the movie BRIGHAM YOUNG came out. When my Father went to the box office he told them he should get in free because it was about him, as he laughed. They let him in free and he was called Brigham after that. To the best of my remembrance.

Obit Details:

Covington Virginian (VA), 6 March, 1952

Otho Wilson Young

Otho Wilson Young of 313 South Alleghany Avenue, generally known as "Brigham” Young died last night at 7:25 PM at the Alleghany Hospital following an illness of several weeks.

He was born March 13, 1883 in Botetourt County, the son of the late Samuel and Rebecca Evans Young.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Haymaker Young;

Four Sons

Homer G. Young, Covington
W. Murray Young, Covington;
Percy K. Young of San Antonio, Texas
Jack N. Young of Galveston, Texas
S. E. Young of Norfolk, Virginia

One Daughter
Mrs. Leona Burks of Clifton Forge; also

Two sisters,

Mrs. Melvin Simmons of Eagle Rock and Mrs.
Sydney Lipes of Roanoke

Also six grandchildren.

Mr. Young came to Covington in 1928 and followed the carpentry trade in and around here
since then.

The funeral service will take place Friday, March 7 at the Epworth Memorial Church at 4
P. M., and will be conducted by the Rev. W. Boyd Bryant.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Van Lear, Lawrence Wolfe, Frank Dixon, R. Gordon Hughes,
R. L. Persinger and L. L. M. Link.

Honorary pallbearers are:

Gail Landis
Carter M. Webb
John Schoppmeyer
William R. Snead
Macon Meeks
Thomas Wiseman
L. H. Spencer,
Thurmond L. Hieronymus
C. W. Allison
H. W. Robertson, Sr.
W. R. Hickman
P. Wright
Ernest Wright and
B. E. Garrison. M. H. Anderson
J. H. Via,
C. A. Burks, Sr.
Kenneth Anderson,
Arthur Anderson
Carl O. Skoggard
James M. Lovington
L. W. Miller,
Robert McCutcheon
Roy W. Snead,
Howard E. Wood
Carey Mount castle
C. B. Deacon
E. M. Shorter
M. A. Crush
J. E. Worley
H. L. Reynolds
W. L. Campbell
W. H. Beazley
Bishop Pentz
Dr. H. G. Hudnall
Arthur Stinnett
Roscoe Stephenson
Harrison Fridley
Henry Ritsch
John Nester
C. E. Parker
Robert Calhoun
W. T. Henderson
Cecil Rowe
Conrad Smith
C. M. Worsham
R. L. Gibson
Roy Hieronymus
Harry Sneed
W. T. Hawkins
R. J. Worsham
William Hodges

Also nephews of the deceased,
Harry Stinespring
John R. Lockhart.

Family Members

Gravesite Details some information from death certificate




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 110810935
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Otho Wilson Young (13 Mar 1883–5 Mar 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110810935, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington, Covington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda Booze (contributor 48888882) .