Information for Nellie Goldie Young
23 February, 1919
– 24 October, 1935
1 December, 1928 - 24 October, 1935
6 July 1933-24 October, 1935
From The Caldwell News-Tribune
Monday, 28 October, 1935
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Three Victims of
Rural Fire Are
Buried in Knowlton Heights
Buried in the chalk hills of Knowlton Heights today
rest the bodies of three victims of the fire which swept the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Young last Thursday morning.
There on a dry hilltop are the charred bodies of Nellie Young,
16, and Donald Sevy, 2, trapped in the blaze, and of Grace
Sevy, who was rescued from the roaring flames, only to die at
a Caldwell hospital 12 hours later.
It was a simple service which was held Saturday
afternoon at the graveside. Locust trees look down today
upon the earthen mounds where, side by side, rest the bodies
of Nellie and her sister, Grace, while the Sevy lad rest
beside his mother, buried their last spring.
All of Knowlton Heights attended the services to add to
a large assemblage of relatives. The Rev. George White
of Hailey led the funeral rites. A choir sang as the
bodies were consigned to Mother Earth.
"Nellie," said Rev. White in paying tribute to the
heroic girl who gave her life trying to save Donald, "was a
true follower of Christ who gave His life to save the human
family for, in her attempt to save the members of her family,
she gave her own life."
He admonished parents to raise their children in the
faith and thus be prepared for such catastrophies as befell
the Young and Sevy families.
Ralph Sevy, 3, who was burned in the same fire which
claimed his brother, was at the funeral services. He is
still suffering from injuries in the blaze.
With all their family possessions destroyed by the
fire, Knowlton Heights neighbors have been active in helping
meet the emergency.
Saturday night, $225 in cash had been collected for
that purpose. Quantities of food and clothing have also