Teressa Young
Young, Teressa – Died April 15, 1914. (Note: Many of the dates in this obituary appear to be wrong. Tazewell County Cemeteries, Volume Eight lists a Charles C Young and Teressa S Monaghan Young on page 351 buried in Lakeside Cemetery. Charles C was born in 1844, died in1884 and was married December 24, 1868. Teressa S Monaghan Young was born 1844 and died in 1914.)

Mrs. Teressa Young, for many year one of the most estimable women of Elm Grove township, died Saturday evening at 5:10 o’clock at the home of her son, Roy Young near Tampico Bureau county, Illinois. Death was due to an attack of pneumonia, which she could not recover, She had lived for many years at the old Young homestead familiarly designated as Young’s brick yard, in Elm Grove township about seven miles southeast of Pekin. Last September she went to Tampico, Ill., to visit with her son, Roy. On October she contracted a severe cold which quickly developed into pneumonia and from which she never recovered.

Teressa S Monaghan, her maiden name, was born in Albany, N. Y., August 12, 1944 (Ed. Note: This should be 1844.)  She came to Pekin in 1866, and lived for a time with her sister Mrs. Henrietta Young. Her marriage was with Charles C. Young in Pekin, December 24, 1868. The husband preceded her in death in 1884. there are three surviving children, Roy Young, Tampico, Ill, Gilbert Young, Elm Grove township, Mrs. Samuel T Orr, Cincinnati township. Mrs. Young was a woman of many admirable traits of character. She was kind and charitable to all, a devoted wife and mother, hospitable and a good neighbor. She was a true Christian woman, and her influence was apparent wherever she was present and it was always for good. In her departure of this like this community, is deprived of one of its most estimable women. 

The remains arrived her Sunday afternoon and were taken to the Kuecks undertaking parlors, from where they will be taken today to the home of Gilbert Young, in Elm Grove township. The funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12 o’clock.
Submitted by Linda Tillman
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