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Mr. Angus W. Young

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The Seattle Daily Times
Monday Evening, April 3, 1911
Page 4, Column 3

Seattle Pioneer Suddenly Dies

Resident of City and Puget Sound Country for Thirty-Two Years Drops Dead of Heart Failure

Body Unidentified For Time At Morgue

While in life He Proved Himself Active in Republican Politics – Once Candidate for Mayor of Seattle

In the sudden death last night of Angus W. Young, aged 60 years, a resident of Seattle since 1879, closed the life of a man who for thirty-two years had been actively identified with the growth and development of the Puget Sound country.

Mr. Young was walking down Pine Street last evening, returning to his apartments over the Moore Theatre, when, at Bellevue and Pine Streets, he was stricken with an attack of heart failure and fell unconscious. There were no cards or letters upon his person to identify him and it was not until the body had been taken to the morgue that Mr. Young was identified by the name upon a key ring.

Angus W. Young was born in New Brunswick, May 19, 1851. In 1876 he went to San Francisco and thence to Tulare County, where he was engaged in sheep raising until the fall of 1879, when he came to the Puget Sound country.

Settled at Port Gamble

Settling first at Port Gamble, he removed shortly afterward to Seattle, where he became identified with an Eastern life insurance company. This post he held until three years ago, when he organized the Cedarine Company, with offices at 66 Battery Street.

Mr. Young was active in King County Republican politics and frequently was a delegate to county and state conventions. In 1896 he was a prominent candidate for the nomination for mayor of Seattle and after an exciting contest was beaten by Frank Black by only one vote.

He was one of the leading organizers in the contest for the Cedar River water system and was one of those most active in the organization of the Charter Revision Commission, which revised the charter of Seattle in 1897.

Where Best Known

In 1901 he organized the Queen Anne Hill Improvement Club and shortly after was made Chairman of the Committee on Streets, which graded and improved one of the largest districts on the top of Queen Anne Hill.

To a large number Mr. Young is best known for his activity in organizing the local Y.M.C.A. from 1880 to 1883. At the latter time the organization was so far completed that Mr. Young called the first General Secretary, Clark Davis, who before that had been Assistant General Secretary at Portland.

Mr. Young is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E.A. Browne, of Vancouver, British Columbia and by two sons – Ralph A. and Fred A. Young, both of Seattle.

Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.


Generously contributed by: Sheila Simpson