Gertrude Burnedetta Young

Gertrude Burnedetta Young

Female 1897 - 1950  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Gertrude Burnedetta Young 
    Nickname Gertie 
    Born Sun 18 Apr 1897  Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Oct 1950  Scott Memorial Hospital, Seaforth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Oct 1950  St. James RC Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I417  Default
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2020 

    Father Henry Young,   b. 4 Sep 1860, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1935, at home, 28 Trafalgar Street, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Frances Wild,   b. 13 Nov 1869, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1935, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Mar 1893  St. Joseph, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Canada Census shows:
      First Last YOB 1901 1911 1921 status
      Henry Young 1860 40 50 60 Retired
      Frances Wild 1870 30 41 51 Retired
      Charles S Young 1893 7 17 27 Farmer
      Gertrude B Young 1898 3 14 23 Farmer
      Huron Con 4 Con 4
      West

      In 1924 there were many changes for the Young family.
      Between 1912-1924 Henry & Frances continued to work with their son Charles and daughter Gertrude on the family farm located on lots #26 and Lot #28 Concession 4 in Goderich Township on Cutline Road near Porter's Hill between Highway #21 and Holmesville, Ontario.
      Then Gertrude B Young married Clarence Miller on 20 Aug 1924 moved to their farm near Seaforth, Ontario.
      Charles S Young married Alta Glazier on 18 Nov 1924 continued to farm the Young homestead farm.
      In 1924 Henry & Frances "officially" retired from the farm after Charles S Young & Alta Glazier married.
      Henry & Frances retired full time to their retirement home at 28 Trafalgar St., Goderich, Ontario.
      This home was built as the Cornerstone reads "Glen Eagle 1912". Unknown the significance of "Glen Eagle"
      Charles & Alta remained on the farm until 1947-48, when they moved to 34 Gloucester Terrace, Goderich into the red brick house owned by Louis Wild, located next to the Huron County Jail (Gaol).



    Family ID F123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis William Clarence Miller,   b. Fri 16 Oct 1896, Dashwood, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1961, Scott Memorial Hospital, Seaforth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1924  St. Peter's RC Church, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Notes 
    • Marriage Certificate: Huron 1924 #11681-24 William C. MILLER, 27, farmer, Zurich, same, s/o William MILLER & Anna HELD, married Gertrude B. YOUNG, 27, Goderich twp., same, d/o Henry YOUNG & Frances WILD, witnesses: Daniel MILLER of Zurich & Mary WILD of Bayfield, 20 Aug 1924 at Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

      Clarence Miller and Gertie (Young) Miller adopted and raised Peter Etue from Apr 1942- Dec 1950 as Peter's mother Mary Lillian Wild died 28 Oct 1941 and Peter spent Nov 41 to Apr 42 in St. Joseph's Hospital in London.

      Peter was always told that Clarence & Gertie wanted to adopt but Anthony Etue would not agree. What is the real truth.

      Peter recalls attending Gertie's funeral at St James RC Church, Seaforth; a huge church with no heat on and the weather was cold Fall day. Interment was in St James Cemetery, Seaforth.

      Unfortunately Peter Etue could not attend Clarence's funeral as he had just commenced his Basic Recruit training for the Royal Canadian Navy in HMCS Cornwallis, near Digby, Nova Scotia. Clarence was also interned in St James Cemetery, Seaforth.

    • Clarence was born in 1896 and Gertrude was born in 1897

      Clarence & Gertrude married in 1924...he was 28 and she was 27. They did not have any children of their own.

      However Peter came to Clarence & Gertrude farm as their adopted son in April 1942 when Clarence was age 46 and age Gertrude 45. There was a close relationship (friends) between Mary Lillian Wild, Gertrude Young and her mother Frances (Wild) Young.

      Gertude died in 13 Oct 1950 at age 53 in the Seaforth Hospital. At that time children 12 and under were not allowed to come into the hospital to visit anyone! The last time Peter saw Gertrude was from outside her second story window at the the Seaforth Hospital.

      Anthony Etue & Dorothy were married in 6 Oct 1950. In Dec 1950 Peter age 9 was taken back to his father's house in Goderich. Two stories were told first that Clarence was invited to come to Goderich and pick up Peter in Jan 1951 which he never did. (probably Clarence was told NOT to come to Goderich and pick up Peter). Anthony & Dorothy never took Peter back to Clarence either!

      Over the years Peter spent at the Seminary in Delaware Sept 1955 to Jun 1960 he was never able to go back and visit Clarence which is very regrettable for Peter in later life.

      It was very cruel way to treat Clarence after losing his wife in 13 Oct 1950 and his adopted son in mid Dec 1950. The "adopted" part was probably not legal... it was a verbal agreement between Anthony and Clarence & Gertrude in 1942 to raise Peter in their home.

      The other story circulated was that Children's Aid would have removed Peter from Clarence's care as there had to be a woman in the home with a child.

      Clarence died in 02 Nov 1961 at age 65 after Peter had joined the Royal Canadian Navy 19 Oct 1961. Peter could not attend Clarence's funeral. My sister Betty Etue attended his funeral in Seaforth on Peter's behalf. She had a good visit with Clarence's brother Daniel Miller from London.




    • Clarence Miller & Gertie Young lived at 42364 Front Road nearest cross road Hannah Line. Dwight Adams, Retired OPP, lives at #42364 Front Road, Seaforth, Ontario in 2015.
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 6 May 2019 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Photos
    Gertrude Burnedetta Young circa 1917 abt age 20.
    Gertrude Burnedetta Young circa 1917 abt age 20.
    Later at age 27, Gertie married Clarence Miller in 1924. Both were age 27 at their marriage. They had no children. However after Mary Wild Etue's death in Oct 1941 (age 33) and Peter Etue was discharged from St. Joseph's hospital, London, in April, 1942, Gertie & Clarence agreed to adopt and raise Mary's infant son; Peter Etue. Gertie turned age 45 on 18 Apr 1942... Peter's arrival was a welcome addition to Gertie & Clarence's lives. Gertie's obituary indicates that she had poor health for about 10 years (43-53). In addition she had been hospitalized for a long period before her passing in Oct 1950. It is noted that Anthony Etue did not attend Gertrude's funeral.
    Peter's memories are few between age -1 and 9 but I am confident that Gertie & Clarence did an excellent job of raising me with lots of love and kindness.
    Peter was nine years old when Gertie passed away in Oct 1950 at age 53. Peter's father had remarried in Oct 1950 and he took Peter back to his home in 20 Dec 1950 in Goderich, Ontario.
    Clarence at age 56 lost his wife in Oct 1950, his adopted son in Dec of 1950 and Clarence died in Nov 1961. Life can be cruel at times!
    Peter will always be gratetul for the sacrifices Clarence & Gertie made for me by teaching me the basic values in life. I am a much better person for having Clarence & Gertie in my life as my adopted parents. PFE
    Gertie Young and Vera Young circa 1932
    Gertie Young and Vera Young circa 1932
    St. James Cemetery, Seaforth, Ontario, Canada
    St. James Cemetery, Seaforth, Ontario, Canada
    Henry Young,Charles Sylvester Young and Gertie Young and Frances Wild.
    Henry Young,Charles Sylvester Young and Gertie Young and Frances Wild.
    circa 1899
    Henry Young, Charles Sylvester Young, Frances Wild and Gertrude Young
    Henry Young, Charles Sylvester Young, Frances Wild and Gertrude Young
    circa 1900
    1. Jane Young (65), 2. Frances (Wild) Young (37); Gertrude's mother, 3. Agnes Young (43), 4. Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan (30) , 5. Ann Young (60),  6. Elizabeth Young (57), and 7. Gertrude Burnedetta Young (8).
    1. Jane Young (65), 2. Frances (Wild) Young (37); Gertrude's mother, 3. Agnes Young (43), 4. Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan (30) , 5. Ann Young (60), 6. Elizabeth Young (57), and 7. Gertrude Burnedetta Young (8).
    Taken at the Joseph Wild Homestead Farm which Valentine took over after Joseph died in 1900. Valentine Wild and Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan were married in 27 Nov 1907 and this picture may have been taken at their wedding reception at home.
    Gertrude Young
    Gertrude Young
    probably taken at Porter's Hill farm
    Charles Sylvester Young 14 Dec 1893-19 Jun 1960  & Gertrude Burnedetta Young 18 Apr 1902-13 Oct 1950
    Charles Sylvester Young 14 Dec 1893-19 Jun 1960 & Gertrude Burnedetta Young 18 Apr 1902-13 Oct 1950
    brother and sister playing outside at the Young family Farm house at Porter's Hill between Highway 21 and Homesville, Ontario, Canada. Children of Henry Young & Frances Wild
    Farm of House of Henry Young & Frances Wild ... at a later date.
    Farm of House of Henry Young & Frances Wild ... at a later date.
    red barn added.
    Henry Young & Frances Wild farm house.
    Henry Young & Frances Wild farm house.
    at Porter's Hill between Highway 21 & Holmesville, Ontario
    Henry Young & Frances Wild house and farm buildings.
    Henry Young & Frances Wild house and farm buildings.
    their son Charles and daughter Gertrude helped their parents on the farm as children and adults until each married in 1924. His son Charlie Young & Glazier farmed this farm from 1925 to 1947. Gertrude moved to Seaforth with her new husband Clarence Miller to farm there. Henry & Frances retired to 28 Trafalgar St, Goderich, Ontario
    at Porter's Hill between Highway 21 and Holmesville, Ontario, Canada
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Back:  Henry Young, Frances Wild Young, Alex Young, John Young and  Charles Young.
Middle: Valentine Young, Anne Young, Gertrude Young, Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan Wild, Jane Young and Elizabeth Young.
Front: Charles Sylvester Young and Louis Wild.
    Back: Henry Young, Frances Wild Young, Alex Young, John Young and Charles Young. Middle: Valentine Young, Anne Young, Gertrude Young, Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan Wild, Jane Young and Elizabeth Young. Front: Charles Sylvester Young and Louis Wild.
    Gertrude Burnedatta Young 1902-1950 & Veronica 'Fanny' Wild 1867-1951
    Gertrude Burnedatta Young 1902-1950 & Veronica "Fanny" Wild 1867-1951
    Bk: Charles Young, Henry Young. Alexander Young & John Young.
Mid: Frances Wild, Valentine Wild, Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan & Anne Young.
Ft: Gertrude Young, Fanny Wild and Elizabeth Young
    Bk: Charles Young, Henry Young. Alexander Young & John Young. Mid: Frances Wild, Valentine Wild, Bridget Agnes O'Sullivan & Anne Young. Ft: Gertrude Young, Fanny Wild and Elizabeth Young

    Documents
    Henry Young & Frances Wild family, Charles Young and Gertrude Young
    Henry Young & Frances Wild family, Charles Young and Gertrude Young
    1901 Canada Census listing.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Headstones At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • Canada Census shows: Huron Con 4 Con 4 West.
      First Last YOB 1901 1911 1921 status
      Henry Young 1860 40 50 60 Retired
      Frances Wild 1870 30 41 51 Retired
      Charles S Young 1893 7 17 27 Farmer
      Gertrude B Young 1898 3 14 23 Farmer

      In 1924 there were many changes for the Young family.
      Between 1912-1924 Henry & Frances continued to help their son Charles and daughter Gertrude farm on the family farm located on lots #26 and Lot #28 Concession 4 in Goderich Township on Cutline Road near Porter's Hill between Highway #21 and Holmesville, Ontario.
      Then Gertrude B Young married Clarence Miller on 20 Aug 1924 moved to their farm near Seaforth, Ontario. Charles S Young married Alta Glazier on 18 Nov 1924 continued to farm the Young homestead.
      At that time Henry & Frances "officially" retired in 1924 when his son Charles Sylvester Young married Alta Inez Mary Gladys Glazer and took over the family farm. Henry & Frances retired full time to their retirement home at 28 Trafalgar St., Goderich, Ontario. This home was built as the Cornerstone reads "Glen Eagle 1912". Unknown the significance of "Glen Eagle" Charles & Alta remained on the farm until 1947-48, when they moved to 34 Gloucester Terrace, Goderich into the red brick house owned by Louis Wild, located next to the Huron County Jail (Gaol).
    • Gertie and Clarence had no children. After Mary Lillian (Wild) Etue's death, they adopted and raised her infant son Peter after his discharge from St. Joseph Hospital, London, Ontario in April 1942, Peter Frances Etue until he was nine years old (1950).
      My only memory of Gertie was during a thunderstorm with severe lightning. The house was struck leaving a large hole in the bathroom upstairs. Gertie & Peter were upstairs in a bedroom beside the bathroom...Peter dove under the bed when the crack of the lightning struck. After the strike the sun came out and Gertie & Peter went out to the roadway to pick up the mail. Short but meaningful memory which Peter retained over 70 years.
      Gertie died on Friday 13 Oct 1950 (Friday the 13th) and Clarence buried his wife on Monday 16 Oct 1950 (on his 54th Birthday!). The funeral service was held in St. James RC Church in Seaforth. The Church was very cold as Peter & Clarence attended the funeral. It is noted that Anthony Etue never came to Gertie`s funeral.
      Also in Oct 1950 Anthony came to the School where Peter attended on the corner of the Miller 100 Acre farm. Anthony was trying to get Peter to agree to go to Goderich. Peter did not agree.
      It was Gertrude`s funeral was ten days Anthony "Tony" Etue married his second wife Dorothy May Oesch on 6 Oct 1950.
      Peter returned to his father's home on Trafalgar Street in Goderich on 14 Dec 1950.
      Peter never saw Clarence again. Anthony kept saying that Clarence never returned to pick Peter up after the New Year which was totally false! Anthony never took Peter back to visit Clarence between Dec 1950 and Oct 1961 when Peter was living in Goderich from age 10 to 20. Peter joined the Royal Canadian Navy 19 Oct 1961 at HMCS Prevost in London, ON.
      Unfortunately Clarence passed away 02 Nov 1961 - 12 days after after Peter joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 19 October 1961. Peter was not able to attend Clarence's funeral as Peter was in the midst of his Basic Training at HMCS Cornwallis near Digby, Nova Scotia.
      Unfortunately Gertrude had poor health for 10 years between age 43 and 53. During this time she length time in the hospital towards the end of her life 16 Oct 1950.
    • The following family and friends left Mass Cards in memory of Gertie:
      John Bach Seaforth,
      Alex & Matilda (Miller)Boison, Alsia Craig (Mt Carmel),
      Alex Boyce RR#3 Seaforth,
      Arthur Devereaux, Seaforth,
      Conrad & Claire Eckert Seaforth,
      Maurice & Mary Etue RR#4 Seaforth,
      Anthony & Dorothy Etue, Goderich,
      John J. & Catherine (Walsh)Flannery Egmondville,
      Jim Fortune, Seaforth,
      John Gallop Seaforth,
      Mervin Lane Seaforth,
      WS Young,
      Mahlon Watts Exeter,
      Harold Malone Seaforth,
      Gordon Miller, Kitchener (Crediton)(Clarence's brother),
      William H. Miller Dashwood (Clarence's father)
      Daniel Miller, London (Clarence brother
      Mary Moser Goderich,
      Oscar & Vera Priestap Clinton (Peter's Uncle & Aunt)
      Al & Nettie Rees, St. Louis, Missouri, USA,
      Gordon Reynolds Seaforth,
      Agnes Wild Bayfield (Peter's materal Grandmother)
      John & Anne Wild Bayfield, Peter's Uncle and aunt)
      Joe & Irene Wild, Clinton, Lillian Young, Goderich,
      Vincent & Betty Young, Goderich (cousins of Gertrude)
      Charles & Alta Young Goderich (brother of Gertrude and her sister-in-law)
      Ernest Young, RR#5 Goderich,
      Alex S. Young, RR#2 Goderich,
      Frank S. Young, RR#5 Goderich,
      Henry Ziler Seaforth and
      James Ziler Dashwood
    • Gertrude (Young) Miller was buried in St James Cemetery, Seaforth, Ontario. Her pallbearers were:

      James Black 1915-1999 spouse Eleanor Scotchmer 1914-2002,

      Maurice R. Etue 1909-1984 spouse Mary M. Roth 1904-1997,

      Arthur L. Devereaux 1916-1993 spouse Elizabeth U Eckery 1917-1997,

      James Landsborough - no info available

      Arthur Varley 1917-1996 spouse Olive J. Smith 1920-2006,

      Frank Reynolds 1911-1994 married 1950 spouse Amelda Watts 1913-2007.