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 Archibald Graham Young

Archibald Graham Young

Birth
Scotland
Death 12 Jul 1939 (aged 74)
Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot A.15.01.03
Memorial ID 33863 · View Source
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1939 Utah Death Certificate

Contractor-Builder Dies Wednesday

Archibald Graham Young, 74, for years a well known builder and contractor, died at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Richfield, following a major operation.
He was the contractor for a number of public buildings in Richfield, including the Carnegie Library, the federal building, the court house, grade school building, the seminary building, and various privately owned structures, including the Young Block and the Peterson Bank bulding. He installed Richfield's water system, to which later extensions have been made.
As organizer of the A G Young Construction company he built roads throughout Utah and in southern Idaho.
An active member of the L.D.S. church, Mr Young had filled a mission to the Northern states from 1896 to 1898. He presided as bishop of Richfield when it was one ward, from 1899 to 1901. He was president of the seventies quorum and high priests quorum; a member of the Sevier stake high council and the stake genealogical committee.
Active also in city affairs, he was a member of the Richfield city council for two terms.
He was born in Kirkentelloch, Scotland, May 22, 1865, a son of Mary Graham and Archibald M Young. With his parents he came to Utah in 1873, and after spending a year there the family moved to Richfield. He married Sena A Anderson on December 23, 1891, in the Manti L.D.S. temple.
Surviving besides his wife, are one daughter and four sons, Mrs Earl Waters, L A [Leland] and Albert Young of Richfield, Dugal and Joseph Young of Salt Lake City; 12 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: President R D Young of the Manti temple; Mrs Agnes Lawson and Mrs Isabelle D Christensen of Richfield, Mrs Margaret Boyle and Mrs A N Farnsworth of Salt Lake City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, in Richfield.
Interment will be in the Richfield cemetery.
Friends may call at the home Saturday evening or before the services Sunday.

Richfield Reaper; July 13 1939, Page 8.


Last Rites Held for Well Known Contractor, Builder

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Sevier stake tabernacle for A G Young, 74, who died at his home in Richfield on July 12.
A contractor and builder whose work in public buildings in Richfield stands as a monument to his enterprising character, and a man who has served in church and civic offices, Mr Young was praised by the speakers as one whom had never known to be impatient or speak unkindly to anyone. One of them said of him, "He was a man who had time to thank God; a man who had time to live, time to be patient, time to be kind to his fellow men."
Bishop Junius F Odgen of the First ward presided at the services, which were conducted by Vern A Blomquist of the ward bishopric. Speakers were Dr T R Gledhill, Enoch R Larsen, Patriarch H J Hansen and Moroni Lazenby, a worker from the Monti temple.
Bent Peterson, also a temple worker, read sentiments from Mr Young's brother, R D Young, who is now president of the temple, and from other temple workers.
A double mixed quartet composed of Mrs L A Poulson, Mrs Lucille G Davis, Mrs Vern A Blomquist, Mrs Otto L Anderson, Clarence Littlewood, Charles Dewey, Spencer Ohlin and Talmage De Lange, with Mr De Lange as soloist, sang the opening number, "Oh My Father," and "Sometime We'll Understand." A trio composed of Mrs L A Poulson, Mrs Vern A Blomquist and Mrs Otto L Anderson sang "Going Home." Miss Carolyn Poulson played a cello solo. Accompaning the singers and playing the organ prelude and postlude was Miss Margaret Poulson. The invocation was by President E W Poulson; the benediction by F M Ogden of the stake presidency. L P Hansen dedicated the grave, interment being in the Richfield cemetery.
Pall bearers were Bryant Young, Joe Young, Oliver Larsen, Wilford L Ashby, Albert Sterling and George Boyle Honorary pallbearers were members of the high priests quorum to which Mr Young belonged.
The many beautiful floral tributes were carried by Relied society members.

Richfield Reaper; July 20, 1939, Page 7.



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  • Maintained by: Enid Jamison
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archibald Graham Young (22 May 1865–12 Jul 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33863, citing Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Enid Jamison (contributor 46865433) .