Facts and Events
Maude Elizabeth Young was born in North Carolina (likely Raleigh) in December of 1875. Maude married Frederick Woollcott in North Carolina in 1896. He was 25 years old and she was 21. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Brydon Woollcott, born in North Carolina in 1903. Maude died in 1961.
Early Life and Education
What we know about Maude Elizabeth Young is mainly from census records. In the 1880 census, she is recorded as age 4, living with her parents and her brother Hubert B. Young (age 2) on Salisbury St. in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father D.H. is listed as a clerk in the post office. We believe that her little brother Hubert was her only sibling, although public trees in ancestry.com list a younger sister, Alline Young, born in 1885.
On some census forms, the immigration countries of Maude's parents are not legible. But in 1930, the census worker has very good handwriting and one can clearly see the spelling on the mother's name: Florentina, with father from Germany and a mother from Switzerland -- this information was illegible in other census records.
Places of Residence
For places of residence before her marriage, see the Early Life section. The 1900 census places the 28 year old Frederick and his 24 year old wife Maude in Fred's father's rented home in Raleigh, North Carolina. There are 6 residents in the house, the heads of household William and Mary Oliver, and two married couples -- their son Fred, and their youngest daughter Mary and her husband. The address appears as 406 Newberne Avenue on the census form, but is difficult to read clearly. A search with modern maps in 2013 matches that to 406 New Bern Avenue, and Google Street view shows a home there that is consistent with turn of the century or early 1900s architecture.
The 1910 census also places Fred and Maude in Raleigh, but now living with Maude's parents Davie H. Young and Flonetina Young. There are a total of 8 in the house. There are the head of household (Davie and Flonetina, 64 and 53, respectively), their children Maude (age 33) and Hubert (age 31). Maude and Hubert are both married and each have one child. The address is 116 Edenton St. Photographs of the area from 2013 indicate that the block has been redeveloped.
By 1918, Fred and his wife Maude were established in Warren, PA (based on a newspaper clipping mentioning their daughter in 1918). The 1920 census places Fred, Maude, and their 16 year old daughter Elizabeth in a rented house at 311 Fifth Ave. in Warren, Pennsylvania. But (based on an entry in the Personal Items section of the Warren Evening Times) Fred and Maude moved to Newark, Ohio by 1927. Mrs. Fred Woolcott is listed as visiting Warren PA and staying with Mrs. Ed Ley. I
In 1930 Fred and Maude are listed in a Raleigh City phone book, where he is assistant manager of Taylor's store, with an address of 1824 White Oak Rd. This is corroborated by the 1930 U.S. census, which has Maude and Fred living in the home of Maude's brother Hubert (also 1824 White Oak Rd). The house is rented for $110 a month, and has a total of 6 occupants. Hubert is joined by his wife, daughter, and mother.
Photographs and Other Historical Documents
Maude Young is listed in the U.S. census files of 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930, as well as the Raleigh city phone directory of 1930. There are a few newspaper clippings in the Warren Evening Times (Warren, Pennsylvania) ranging from 1919 to 1927 that the family of Fred Woollcott. A photograph of Maude holding an infant Elizabeth has been scanned and can be viewed on this page.