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Young - Decalverious K.

Source: Darlington Herald newspaper, Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana Friday, October 18, 1918

D.K. Young widely known in this vicinity, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Inez Shirley, near Colfax at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, following a prolonged illness with heart trouble and dropsy. For many years, Mr. Young was in the grocery business in Darlington, but on account of declining health closed out his business last February and with Mrs. Young went to Colfax for an extended visit with their daughter at whose home he died. Decalverious K. Young, son fo George P. and Nancy Young was born near Lexington, KY, January 2, 1846 and died near Colfax October 14, 1918 at the age of 72 years 9 months 12 days. He came to Indiana wiht his parents at the age of 8 and settled northeast of Colfax on what is known as the Joel Goodnight farm. During the Civil War he was a railroader on the L&I and then the CI&L now the NY Central or Big Four. While engaged in that capacity he had charge of Lincoln's funeral train from Indianapolis to Lafayette. After 8 years of railroading he purchased a farm on what is known as the two mile prairie and farmed for almost 30 years. Then he moved to Colfax where he engaged in the meat business for a time. In 1900 he came to Darlington where he conducted a grocery for more than 17 years. Mr. Young was the third of a family of five children, all of whom grew to maturity. Those who survive him are Mrs. Mollie Loveless of Lafayette and George E. Young, living near Colfax. He is also survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Shirley and one son, Ed Young of Claifornia. He married Nancy Hollenbeck, Oct 15, 1868 and if he had been spared another day he and his devoted companion would have observed their golden wedding anniversary. In early life he united with the Methodist Church at Clarks Hill and later transferred his membership to Colfax then to Darlington where it was at the time of his death. He was also a member of Sharon Lodge at Colfax. During Mr. Young's long residence in Darlington, he won many friends by his cheery disposition and his willingness to serve his customers. No day was too stormy for him to go to the fartheset corner of town with groceries someone had ordered. The funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Horn officiating and interment was made in Plainview Cemetery at Colfax. As the funeral was private in accordance with the ruling of the state board of health, a number of Darlington people who would otherwise have attended could not do so. kbz
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