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 Louise May <I>Gibbs</I> Young

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Louise May Gibbs Young

  • Birth 22 Jul 1892 Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 3 Jan 1991 Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 6443944

She was the daughter of Nelson Hall Gibbs and Jennie Seymour. She had one brother, 17 years younger, John Chace Gibbs. After she married Douglas Young she lived in the house that her father-in-law, Frank Norris Young, built and eventually also had a summer home in Barrington, RI as well, where she eventually died.
Louise was an accomplished musician, playing the paino and organ, at one time serving as the organist at Central Congregational Church, Providence and other local churches. She also gave piano lessons.
She served on the board of the Elmwood Public Library, Steere House (elderly care) and the former Providence Plantations Club. She was also a member of the Barrington Yacht Club and a member of the Turks Head Club and RI Country Club and a member of the English Speaking Union (she was an anglophile, adoring everything about England).
She would also "read" cards, although rarely, because she didn't trust her psychic abilities and wasn't sure that they even really existed. She would tell me how her mother learned how to read cards from a gypsy! Then Louise would proceed to give you a "reading". She was incredibly good at it too, predicting things should couldn't possibly have known.
Louise, along with her husband Lewis Douglas Young, traveled all over the world. She would bring a doll from every country to me when I was a child. I have the collection to this day, 40+ years later.
Louise never learned to drive yet she always dreamed of owning a Bentley. For her birthday, Douglas surprised her giving her that Bentley!
She had 3 daughters: Jean, Martha (twins) and Mary. Louise's mother was so afraid of hospitals that she insisted that Louise give birth at home. So, Louise ended up giving birth, on the her kitchen table! She did not know she would be delivering twins until after the first child (Martha) was born, the doctor who was in attendence told her at that point, "there is one more coming!!".
When Louise died, at 98 years, she had 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Sue Williams
  • Added: 24 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6443944
  • Sue Williams
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise May Gibbs Young (22 Jul 1892–3 Jan 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6443944, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Sue Williams (contributor 46538018) .