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Lily Young

Birth: She was born in 1873 in Gloucester, England. She applied for U.S. Citizenship in 1940.    

Family Information: Wife of Sidney Young.

Father of Howard, Ivy and Flora Young.  


Pre-Colony History: Before coming to Newllano, the family had lived for a time at Welwyn Garden City, a co-operative community in England, though the Young family soon lost faith in that concern and felt that it had only been a scheme to enrich the Board of Directors, thus they made the decision to come to Newllano to live in 1930.

They came to America onboard the Niagara, docking at Galveston, Texas October 2, 1930 and listing George T. Pickett as their friend in the country.  

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She and all the members of her family were frequent performers in the colony theater productions -- they acted in "playlets", demonstrated folk-dancing, and offered a variety of musical performances. Lily herself, played the piano. In addition to performing, they often created costumes, props, etc.

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she and Sidney were listed as living with their daughter Ivy and her husband Ed Loupe in Los Angeles, California.  

Death: Lilly died in 1942 in Los Angeles, California.  

Sources: Family Source; Photo Archives; England Census: 1911; Galveston Passenger Lists; US Census: 1940; California, Federal Naturalization Records 1843-1999; California Death Index 1940-1997  


Standing (L to R) Howard Young, Flora Young, George Campbell (soon to marry Flora), George Pickett, Ivy Young (bride), Alice Pickett, Ed Loupe (groom), Unknown, Dr. R.K. Williams, Dr. Cecil Williams; Sitting (L to R) Unknown, Sidney Young, Lily Young, Unknown (possibly Carl Gleeser).

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