Mattie (Veazey) Young

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Mattie Young (Veazey)

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Franklin, Texas, United States
Death: December 8, 1970 (79)
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Union Grove Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Judson Veazey and Lillian Idella Veazey
Wife of Ollie Lucatis Young
Mother of Truman Young; Novie Gay Lee; Grace Melton; Loy P Young and Arvel Preston Young
Sister of Jessie Eugene Veasey; Bessie Barron; Blanche Hunt; Eva Mae Hightower and Iva (twin) (Veazey) Chambers

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Mattie (Veazey) Young

Birth: Mar. 1, 1891 Death: Dec. 18, 1970 Paris Lamar County Texas, USA

Death date is probably 1969, not 1970. I recall going to see Aunt Mattie as she was in the hospital just prior to death. My father, Billy Earl Grizzle, son of her younger sister Iva, was there. He passed away on August 20, 1970, which is prior to the date of death of Mattie Young found in family records.

Mattie Young was afflicted with a chronic condition known as "milk leg." Her right leg, seen in many photos, was swollen to many times normal size. She kept it wrapped in an opaque bandage with a black cloth "shoe."

Besides her personal physical affliction, Mattie suffered through a great deal of family grief in her life owing to her husband's alcoholism and problems with a mentally ill daughter-in-law who on several occasions called Mattie to report her son had been killed while on the road as a traveling salesman.

Ultimately, this daughter-in-law attempted to murder Mattie's son Truman, and after shooting him in their home, called the Lamar County Sheriff. Truman was well known to all in Paris in that time, and the deputies were personal friends struck with grief as they rushed to Truman's residence. After the deputies arrived, Truman's wife retrieved the gun which she had hidden in the sofa and shot herself in the head. Truman was revived by the deputies before the ambulance arrived, and with the ambulances of that day only able to carry one patient, Truman insisted that the medics transport his wife first. She lingered for three days in the hospital before succumbing to her self-influcted wound.

Links complete for all 5 children.

Family links:

 William Judson Veazey (1858 - 1901)
 Lillian Idella Malone Veazey (1867 - 1951)

 Ollie Lucatis Young (1892 - 1960)*

 Truman O. Young (1913 - 1995)*
 Novie Gay Young Lee (1915 - 2009)*
 Arvel Preston Young (1917 - 1979)*
 Grace Young Melton (1919 - 1993)*
 Loy Percy Young (1921 - 1923)*
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Burial: Union Grove Cemetery Paris Lamar County Texas, USA GPS (lat/lon): 33.6642, -95.4744

Created by: Danny Grizzle Record added: Jan 09, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 46489920

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Mattie (Veazey) Young's Timeline

March 1, 1891
Franklin, Texas, United States
August 10, 1913
Age 22
Mount Vernon, Franklin, Texas, United States
March 6, 1915
Age 24
Mount Vernon, Franklin, Texas, United States
October 20, 1917
Age 26
Mount Vernon, Franklin, TX, USA
November 13, 1919
Age 28
September 12, 1921
Age 30
December 8, 1970
Age 79
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States
Union Grove Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co, TX, USA