06 June 2010

Obituary--Mrs. Leon Young

This is a fine example of two different takes on the same death. The first is an obituary was in the local paper after the funeral. Then the second was reprinted in the local paper from another the following week.

From the 10 August 1916 Fremont-Times Indicator.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DeKuiper, Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Fry, Mrs. Fred Hawkey, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Graves and Miss susie Cole motored to Lowell Sunday to attend the funeral of Mrs Leon Young, who died at her home there Friday following an operation. Mrs Young was formerly Miss Euphemia Smith, of this city. She was 28 years old and is survived by her husband and four year old son. Her father, John Smith, and brothers Harry and George went to Lowell Saturday.

This article was reprinted in the 17 August 1916 Fremont Times-Indicator from the Lowell Ledger. Pay close attention to the names.

Young Wife and Mother Taken From Her Loved Ones
After a brief illness, Mrs. Leon Young passed from her home in Lowell to the better land August 4, aged 28 years. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. I. T. Weldon as officiating clergyman; burial at Oakwood cemetery.
Euphema Moon was born at Hamilton, Mich., March 8, 1888. She was united in marriage with Leon Young at Fremont, Mich., November 11, 1911, and they have since made their home in Lowell, where her friendly disposition made friends of all who knew her.
She leaves her husband, a little son, John, but four years old, her father, mother, two sisters, three brothers and a host of friends to mourn their loss. ---Lowell Ledger.

Did you catch it? Her maiden name changed from Smith to Moon in the second article, as well as the spelling of her first name. I am just itching to know who were the sources. Friends, family members, or the neighbor down the road who wasn't sure.

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