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 John Craven Young

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John Craven Young

  • Birth 15 May 1907 Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 1988 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Lot 29, Site 9
  • Memorial ID 30823779

Craven was the 2nd Husband of the late Janie C. Young. Brother of Stanley T Young Sr, Hoellman A Young Sr, Clarence L Young and Hattie Beriod all of Alexandria VA

Craven never liked his first name of John so he went by his middle name.

I don't really remember too much about Craven my step grandfather except he was a kind and gentle soul. My paternal and maternal grandfathers were long since dead before my brother & I were born. Craven is the only grandfather I knew. He loved kids and taking us out on his boat. He was a fisherman and remembered having my own fishing pole. I kept stealing his fisherman's hat all the time so he went out and got a child's size hat just like his but I only wanted his worn out one. So Craven had to give up his cap and wore a kid's fisherman's hat.

One time he overshot the dock with his boat and had to come in sideways and me like a dope was hanging over the side of the boat and bobbing up and down until I was so sea sick, I was afraid of boats after that. I think I was less than 4 yrs old.

It was sad when I saw the headstone that he died. After my grandmother died, we never heard from him again. I'm sad too that whoever buried him didn't have his death date put on the marker.

Craven aged 81 years, 6 months, 6 days

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Gravesite Details Death date was never put on Craven's marker in 1988
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  • Originally Created by: Jay Kelly
  • Added: 24 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30823779
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Craven Young (15 May 1907–21 Nov 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30823779, citing Fairfax City Cemetery, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Angel of Flowers (contributor 47082087) .