Young, William N

William N Young was born in 1829 in Ireland. His parents are Robert and Grace Futhey. William came to America in 1848 with his parents and siblings. He married Harriett “Hattie” E Alexander between 1880 and 1890. The marriage was probably in Arkansas as the 1880 Federal Census has him living in Young, Pulaski County, Arkansas. William and Hattie had six children. They are:

  • Margaret Grace b. 1880 d. 1965
  • William Ruthey b. 1881 d. 1904
  • James Rogers b. 1882 d. 1932
  • Rob Roy b. 1887 d. 1889
  • Harold Alexander b. 1890
  • Ruth b. 1892 d. 1915
1880 Federal Census
1880 Federal Census

In 1895, William’s wife, Hattie, died. He followed closely behind her dying in 1897. He died in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 68, and is buried in Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. His probate was in Pulaski County on 22 Apr 1897.

Arkansas Wills and Probate
Arkansas Wills and Probate

Little Rock’s oldest cemetery is regarded as the Westminster Abbey of Arkansas because of its wide range of residents. High brow politicians, poor labor farmers, suffragettes, freed slaves, and Confederate soldiers are all eternal neighbors in this historic cemetery. — From Only in Your State


In repose behind Mount Holly’s native stone walls and wrought iron gates lie some of the most notable citizens of Arkansas.

Thousands of people visit Mount Holly every year. Some are exploring Arkansas and regional history. Several tours of the city stop at Mount Holly.

Some visitors are entranced by the art of the monuments. Every style of funerary monument, from ancient and Neo-Classical to Victorian and Art Deco, can be found here.

Mount Holly is a project of the Master Gardeners of Pulaski County, so some are enjoying the beautiful, park-like grounds. Other visitors are simply walking in the neighborhood.

Mount Holly is still an active cemetery, so some are visiting the graves of their friends and family members.

Special events bring others to Mount Holly. Tales of the Crypt alone attracts over a thousand visitors in a single night each October. People of all ages come to the annual Spring Picnic to help raise funds for the cemetery’s maintenance. The monthly Garden Series, hosted by the Downtown Dames, starts off Saturday mornings with outdoor inspiration.

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