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 Anna Viola “Miss Ola” Young

Anna Viola “Miss Ola” Young

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Death 1966 (aged 90–91)
Young, Gila County, Arizona, USA
Burial Young, Gila County, Arizona, USA
Plot AZ
Memorial ID 18765033 · View Source
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After the Pleasant Valley War, the Young family took over the land owned by the Grahams. Ola was the first school teacher in Pleasant Valley and began the first Post Office. When the US Post Office officially recognized her post office they would not allow the name Pleasant Valley because it was already in use. So the post office and small town was named Young, after Ola. She continued as the Postmistress for over 50 years. Ola and her sister Betty continued to own the land that was then the center of town for Young into their old age. When they grew too old to handle their affairs as they needed, they gave the deed for the property to a cousin. He proved to be a ne'er-do-well and gambled away the property. The two sisters had to move to Phoenix and live with a niece where they died in poverty. They were originally buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Phoenix. In 1994, a great-niece and her family, the Walkers, had their bodies moved to the Young Cemetery. By: Tom Todd


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  • Created by: George A. Brunson
  • Added: 4 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18765033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Viola “Miss Ola” Young (1875–1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18765033, citing Young Cemetery, Young, Gila County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by George A. Brunson (contributor 46876952) .