Merced Express [Merced, CA.]
May 16, 1930

Mrs. Charles Youd Is Called By Death

Mrs. Eunice E. Youd, for many years a well-known and highly respected resident of Merced county, passed away Monday night at her home in Concord, Contra Costa county, death resulting from infirmities incident to advanced age.

Mrs. Youd was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1852. When she was a girl of six years she came to California with her parents, the family settling in Amador county, where she grew to womanhood. A short time after her marriage to Mr. Youd the young couple came to Merced county, making their home in the Lone-Tree district, where Mr. Youd was engaged in farming until 1890. They then moved to the Merced river near Hopeton, where they resided until about twelve years ago, and then came to Merced. In 1922 they moved to Concord, where they have since resided.

Mrs. Youd was one of those pioneer woman who had an active part in the development of this section of California, and her memory will long be revered by her host of friends and acquaintances who admired her for her noble womanly virtues.

Besides her husband she leaves a son and four daughters - Joseph J. Youd of Merced, Mrs. Eunice Reid of Yountville, Miss Geraldine Youd of Hopland, Mrs. Emma Harvey of Martinez, and Mrs. Alice Mudd of Highland Park, Lake county.

The funeral services, which were followed by cremation, were held in Concord.

Transcribed by Alma Stone