Mother had mounted a lot of picture prints from famous artists that hung in all of the rooms except the parlor where the pictures of Edna and Harold hung in large frames. The dining room, kitchen hall, stairs, and bedrooms had large loom woven carpets on their floors. Mother always went to the best homes and loved our Latter-day Saints. She also visited non-members with Father and she entertained them in our home, notably Dr. Skipwith.
My mother tried to make the best of her life. She was really religious. She was a little over 5 foot or less and had lovely brown hair. She wore it in a round bob at the nape of her neck. She had lovely brown eyes and a pretty straight nose. She was a little overweight and her feet hurt so she wore comfortable shoes. She wore her dresses to her ankles. She hired her best clothes made. She raised chickens and made butter and sold eggs, butter, and buttermilk to buy our clothes. She bought Father a new suit so he would go to church with her. She was honest but liked to be treated fairly and did not let people take unfair advantage of her except Father. He did not treat her right; he knew it and repented of it many times over.
My mother's endowment was done for her in the Manti Temple on December 5, 1912.
Brother Turley and others sold us fruit. We always had bottled fruit except the year mother died. She died August 23, 1910.
To Ernst Young (Mary’s brother) Colonia Dublan Mexico:
‘Mother passed a restless night, examination this morning. Dr. says he can cure her all right, don’t know when operation will be performed. In better spirits at this hour, 8 o’clock.’ Father (James Absalom Young)
Lillian died in 1910 in El Paso, Texas from an operation for female weakness.” Mary Brown (daughter)