Gertrude Walrath Young
The Jefferson County Journal (On Line)
Adams, New York
Wednesday June 8, 1932
Former Resident Dies
Mrs. Demas Young

Committal Services for Mrs. Gertrude E. Walrath Young, 83, widow of Demas W. Young, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Elmwood cemetery, Adams, conducted by Rev. W. F. Shoup, pastor of Adams Baptist church.

Mrs. Young was born at Belleville, Aug. 9, 1849, the daughter of Hiram and Philena Maria Shaver Walrath, and passed her early life in that locality, attending the local schools. Being gifted with musical ability of a high order, she was sent to, and was graduated from one of the best conservatories of music in Boston, of that day. She was proficient in both vocal and instrumental music.

April 5, 1869, she was married to Demas W. Young and for several years they conducted a hotel at Toberts Corners. Retiring from the hotel business, Mr. and Mrs. Young settled in Adams on Wardwell Street, where the resided until the death of Mr. Young Dec 29, 1911, Mrs. Young then going to Arlington Mass., to reside with her son, Dr. R. D. Young. Demas W. Young was Deputy Sheriff in 1908, during the famous Brennan trial held in Watertown.

Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Young, Roy Demas and Rena Gertrude, the latter of who died Feb. 11, 1893.

Mrs. Young for the past 30 years had devoted her life almost wholly to genealogical research work. She belonged to 13 organizations, among them being the Woman's' Christian Temperance Union, D. A. R., L. P. I., Daughter of 1812, North Eastern Historical and Genealogical society, Historical and Antiquity society, all in Boston. In Arlington, she was associate member of the D. A. R. and life member of Kensington Park Study Club, Arlington Historical society, and honorary member of Lexington Chapter, D. A. R. In New York State she was a member of the N. Y. state Mayflower Descendants society and of Jefferson Co. Alumni C. L. S. C. She was Registrar of Old south Chapter, D. A. R. in Boston for five years, and by her genealogical work 75 were added in membership, making it the largest chapter in the city of Boston, having 229 members.

Mrs. Young also compiled the genealogical record of the Klock family, of which she was a member and which manuscript is to be published in book form, she having sold the copyright. Three of her Revolutionary ancestors were Johannes, Jacob and George Klock, to whom a monument has erected in St. Johnsville.

She also had 15 bars of the D. A .R., i. e. she had 15 ancestors in the American Revolution thru the name of each, which she was eligible for membership, and joined on same.

Mrs. Young, some four years ago, had a sever attack of bronchitis, which left her with a weak heart. Then over a year ago she had a fall severely injuring her ?? life was ?? despaired of for some time. The best of specialists were secured and she was able to be about a little, but the sight of one eye was permanently lost in the fall. Since January she had gradually failed until her death on June 1st.

She is survived by her son, Dr. R. D. Young, a physician and surgeon in Arlington; a granddaughter, Rena, an Anesthetist R. N. in Brooklyn hospital; a grandson, Dr. Kenneth Young, an Orthopedic surgeon on the staff of the Long Island College hospital and by two great grandsons; also by one brother, Dr. Walter Kellogg Walrath of Syracuse, who with his son, Kellogg, was present at the committal services.

Besides friends in Adams, there were also present Mrs. Ethel Walrath Darling and husband J. M. Darling, of Larfargeville, and Mrs. Lizzie Walrath Parker of Brownville, cousins of the deceased.

Additional Information: Gertrude Walrath Young, (Hiram Walrath, Jacob A. Jr. Walrath who married Maria “Polly” Klock, Jacob I. Klock, Johannes J. Klock, Hendrick Klock)

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