Obituary from Hartford City, Indiana May 30, 1927:
LONG ILLNESS PROVES FATAL. Lydia Eliza Young, 46, former employee of paper mill, died here sunday.
Lydia Elia Young, a resident of this city for the past twenty years,
a half-sister of Dayton and Harold Craig, well known local young men,
at her home, 222 west Eighth Street, Sunday morning at 7:15 o'clock,
a three weeks critical illness with complications which
followed an operation which she underwent at the local hospital on March 30th last. At that time Miss Young underwent an operation for tumor. Following the operation her condition greatly improved and she apparently had recovered from the effects. Three weeks ago she was
taken ill, her condition gradually weakening.
Miss Young was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Albert T. Young, of Metz, Indiana. She was born at Metz on February 27, 1881. The father died when she was three years of age and four years later the mother married Joseph Craig, then of Auburn, Indiana. They came to this city
twenty years ago. Mr. Craig died here eleven years ago, Mrs. Craig dying two years later.
Miss Young had been employed as a counter as the Hartford City Paper Company for the past fifteen years. She was a trusted empoyee and was well liked by all who knew her. Sine the death of her mother and step fathter she had maintained her residence alone at 222 west Eighth
Street. She was a member of the United Brethren church of this city.
She is survived by the two half-brothers, Dayton and Harold Craig, and three cousins, Miss Lula Weaver of Bryan, Ohio, and Mrs. Olin Lougheed of Montpelier, Ohio and Mrs. Gretchen Mercer, of Kendalville, Indiana. The former came to this city three weeks ago when Miss Young
was taken ill and remained at her bedside until death. William Young of Sturgis, Michigan, is an uncle.
The pall bearers for the funeral will be Charles Hawkins, William Harley, Granten Ruble, Harry Painter, jr., Fred Lemaitre and Wayne Funk. Funeral services will be conducted from the late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Roy Turley. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery (Hartford City).
Submitted By: Barry LaRue