Flora Hampton Young
Marissa Monitor
January 10, 1936
Submitted by: William E. Robinson


Flora Hampton Young
Seriously Ill Two Years Ago But Appeared to Be In Good Health Recently, Mrs. Flora Hampton Young, 55, wife of W. M. Young, died suddenly at 9 p.m. Monday in her home, one mile west of town. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. Young had done the family laundry and had retired early. At about 9 o'clock her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Leonard Young was attracted by a sound from Mrs. Young's bedroom, and found her dying. A physician was summoned, but Mrs. Young was dead when he reached the bedside. Deceased had suffered a serious illness two years ago, but had been in apparent good health since that time.
She was born in Boonesville, Ark., Feb. 28, 1880, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Hampton. Her mother died when deceased was a small child and she was reared by an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John McBride in Illinois.
She was married to William Young in Belleville Many years ago. Nine children were born to them.
Deceased is survived by her husband, W. M. Young, four children, Mrs. Stella Williams, Corsel, and Leonard Young of Marissa, and Wilford Young of Pinckneyville; one brother William Hampton, Marissa, five half sisters and five half brothers.
She was preceded in death by three daughters and two sons.
The body lay at the William Hampton home until Wednesday afternoon, when services were held in the local Baptist Church. The Rev. J. H. Schiebe, newly chosen pastor of the church, officiated. Interment was in the Marissa Cemetery.

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