Origen Young and Family

    Origen Bachelor Young, born abt. Apr. 1837 at Slatersville, Rhode Island, died 20 January 1916 at
    Hopedale, son of Charles and Roxanna (Bacheler) Young. Origen B. Young, occupation music
    professor, married 2 September 1867 (by Rev. George H. Young) at Westford, Louisa Deborah Smith,
    born 25 January 1840 at Marshfield, who d. in 1930 at Hopedale, dau. of Jacob and Persis Ann
    (Weston) Smith (see Jacob Smith). Origen was the brother of George Henry Young. An article in the
    Springfield Republican of 9 July 1911 described Origen’s sixty years of organ playing, starting when he
    was age 13 in Slatersville, R.I. Places he served included Mendon, Milford, Woonsocket, R.I., Worcester,
    Winchendon, Hopedale, Uxbridge, Westford, Lansing, Mich., Meadville, Pa., and the Unitarian Grove
    meeting at Weirs, N.H. Origen and Deborah are bur. in the Village Cem., Hopedale. (see Emma’s diary
    entry for 2 September 1867).

           Child of Origen and Louisa (Smith) Young:

           1.        Gertrude C. Young, b. 26 July 1875 at Worcester, d. 24 July 1955 at Longview, Cowlitz, Wash.
    Gertrude m. 25 Nov. 1896 at Hopedale, Freeman Benjamin Arey, b. 24 Oct. 1872 at S. Portland, Maine,
    son of Freeman A. and Evelyn (Upton) Arey. In 1900 Gertrude and Freeman and their two children were
    living with her parents in Hopedale. Gertrude was bur. in Worcester.

                   Children of Freeman and Gertrude (Young) Arey:

           1)        Freeman C. Arey, b. July 1897
           2)        Persis S. Avey, b. Aug. 1898

    This is his brother:

    George Henry Young, born 14 March 1841 at Slatersville, Rhode Island, who d. 7 Sept. 1926 at Guild
    Road, Dedham, son of Charles and Roxanna (Bacheler) Young. George married (1) 18 July 1870 at
    Boston, Abby Banister Southwick, age 26, born 24 February 1844 at Boston, who died in 1877 at Santa
    Barbara, California, dau. of Philip R. and Amelia (Dexter) Southwick. George married (2) 17 Aug. 1881 at
    Dedham, Elizabeth Blanche Endicott, b. abt. 1850 at Chelsea, dau. of Augustus B. and Sarah (  )
    Endicott.

           Abby Southwick was the sister of Elizabeth R. Southwick who married John W. Abbot. George H.
    Young was minister of the First Congregational Parish (Unitarian) in Westford from 1866 to 1872,
    following Rev. George M. Rice. It was during Rev. Young’s administration that the First Parish Church
    was turned 90° on its axis, to face the street, from its west facing position. There are no vital records in
    Westford for George H. Young except for his marriage record which provided the names of his parents.
    Rev. Young was an 1866 graduate of Meadville [Pennsylvania] Theological School. Rev. Young left
    Westford in 1872 to accept a call to a church in Troy, N.Y. From there he went to Santa Barbara,
    California. “Rev. George H. Young, a former minister of the Unitarian Church has recently been awarded
    a verdict for $5,000 for injuries received while walking on the sidewalk in Boston, the results of the
    careless and incompetent driving of a taxicab” (Wardsman, 31 Dec. 1910).

           In 1900, George and family were living in Lawrence and in 1910, they were living in Dedham.
    George’s obit was carried in the Boston Herald on 8 Sept. 1926.

           Children of George and Abby (Southwick) Young:

                1.        Ann Horton Young, b. 12 Dec. 1871 at Boston (also recorded at Westford). Annie m. 10
    Oct. 1899 at Lawrence, William R. Copeland, b. abt. 1869 at Castleton, Va., son of Robert M. and
    Josephine (Kent) Copeland.  William Copeland was listed as a chemist and res. of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
    when they married. She was of Hartford, Ct., in her father’s obit.

                2.        Sheila Young, b. 6 Dec. 1875 at Troy, N.Y., d. 2 Feb. 1973 at Framingham. Sheila Young
    created the Lettie Lane and Betty Bonnet family series of paper dolls, with all their activities. These
    paper dolls were printed in the “Ladies Home Journal” from 1908 to 1918. Her Polly Pratt family was
    printed in “Good Housekeeping.” She also designed the wardrobe for the Daisy doll, an 18-inch doll
    from Germany, which in 1912 the “Ladies Home Journal” offered as a reward to any girl who entered
    three new subscriptions (Westford Recollections). In 1900 she was living with her father and step-
    mother in Lawrence. She was of Boston in her father’s obit in 1926. In the Social Security death index,
    Sheila’s birth was given as 6 Dec. 1874.

           Children of George and Elizabeth (Endicott) Young:

           3.        Eleanor Endicott Young, b. 13 Sept. 1883 at Woburn, who d. in July 1963. Eleanor m. Joseph
    Guild, b. 1879 who d. in 1954, son of Joseph and Caroline (Emmons) Guild. Eleanor and Joseph are
    bur. in Brookdale Cem., Dedham.

           4.        Phillip Endicott Young, b. 1 Dec. 1885 at Boston. He was of New Bedford in his father’s obit.


    Origen Bachelor Young, born abt. Apr. 1837 at Slatersville, Rhode Island, died 20 January 1916 at
    Hopedale, son of Charles and Roxanna (Bacheler) Young. Origen B. Young, occupation music
    professor, married 2 September 1867 (by Rev. George H. Young) at Westford, Louisa Deborah Smith,
    born 25 January 1840 at Marshfield, who d. in 1930 at Hopedale, dau. of Jacob and Persis Ann
    (Weston) Smith (see Jacob Smith). Origen was the brother of George Henry Young. An article in the
    Springfield Republican of 9 July 1911 described Origen’s sixty years of organ playing, starting when he
    was age 13 in Slatersville, R.I. Places he served included Mendon, Milford, Woonsocket, R.I., Worcester,
    Winchendon, Hopedale, Uxbridge, Westford, Lansing, Mich., Meadville, Pa., and the Unitarian Grove
    meeting at Weirs, N.H. Origen and Deborah are bur. in the Village Cem., Hopedale. (see Emma’s diary
    entry for 2 September 1867).

           Child of Origen and Louisa (Smith) Young:

           1.        Gertrude C. Young, b. 26 July 1875 at Worcester, d. 24 July 1955 at Longview, Cowlitz, Wash.
    Gertrude m. 25 Nov. 1896 at Hopedale, Freeman Benjamin Arey, b. 24 Oct. 1872 at S. Portland, Maine,
    son of Freeman A. and Evelyn (Upton) Arey. In 1900 Gertrude and Freeman and their two children were
    living with her parents in Hopedale. Gertrude was bur. in Worcester.

                   Children of Freeman and Gertrude (Young) Arey:

           1)        Freeman C. Arey, b. July 1897
           2)        Persis S. Avey, b. Aug. 1898

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