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Young - Louisa Florence

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Saturday, 4 April 1891

Louisa Florence Young, only daughter of Lizzie and John V. Young, born May 27, 1864, died March 28, 1891. Louie was the precious jewel of the home circle. She was joy and comfort to her mother. Around his only daughter, clustered a fond father’s affections. In a kind sister centered the love of brothers. Daily in the home was manifest for parents and brothers, the love of a daughter, the kindness of a sister. Her presence and kindness brought sunshine and gladness to the home. Her life was a model of gentleness, kindness and sympathy. No unkind word or act of hers, ever offended even the most sensitive nature. During her long sickness, lasting more than ten months, from the aged down to little children, all manifested their tender sympathy and love for one who had been so kind and considerate to all. She was free from ostentation; modesty, kindness and gentleness of spirit characterized her life. While attending the public school in Crawfordsville, her gentle demeanor, her careful deportment, son for her the high regard of both teacher and associates. Rev. Dr. McMillen, of Alexander College, Ky., said to the writer: “Miss Louie, by her kind actions, her exemplary life, her bright mind, won for the esteem of all in the college.” For fifteen years the writer was her teacher in the Sunday school, which enabled him to bear the most positive testimony that her life was one of the brightest examples of modesty, respect and kindness that it has ever fallen his lot to meet. As a high regard to her worthy life and to pay the last tribute of respect to her precious memory, one of the largest assemblages that ever congregated in Shannondale was present at her funeral. The pastor of her church, Rev. H. H. McMaster, conducted an appropriate service.  Miss Louie united with the Presbyterian Church Dec. 23, 1877, under the pastorate of Rev. W. E. Loucks. Her Christian life was worthy of emulation. Her gentle spirit has been transported to the realm of eternal day, but the example of her beautiful life still lives to bless her memory. To each member of the family, her parting words can never be forgotten. They were tender entreaties to meet her in Heaven, and perfect there the dear home circle. By the most tender words she sought to lighten the burden of sorrow that filled the hearts of the grief stricken family. “Mother,” she said, “the memory of the happy hours in our dear home will be left you until we meet in Heaven.” Tenderly she loved her parents, to her youngest brother, Lee, she repeated the words, “be kind to father and mother.” Then as if her work was done, said, “I will soon be asleep in Jesus.” -s

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