Andrew died from the operation..
|Name:||Andrew Morton Young|
|Birth Date:||19 Aug 1890|
|Birth Place:||Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Death Date:||11 Jan 1911|
|Death Place:||Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada|
|Cemetery:||Auld Kirk Cemetery|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Mississippi Mills, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
1911, Friday January 13, The Almonte Gazette, front page
Obit. – Morton Young
Much anxiety was caused by word received on Friday last by Mr Andrew Young stating that his son Morton, was ill at Toronto, where he was attending the School of Practical Science. Mr and Mrs Young at once left for the city, and when they reached there found that an operation had been performed by Dr Starr for appendicitis and that there was other serious affections of the bowels which rendered recovery somewhat uncertain. Every care and attention were given but dreaded complications developed and on Wednesday morning the disease had done its work, and death came.
Though not unexpected here, the sad word came as a severe shock, not only to the relatives but to many others who appreciated the worth of the young man just entering the portals of real life, and with the ability, energy and stability to make that life a success. Mr and Mrs Young returned home on Thursday morning, bringing the remains with them and the funeral will take place from the home on Church street to the eighth line cemetery on Friday afternoon at half-past two o’clock. Andrew Morton Young was the second son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Young, and was twenty years of age. He was a young man possessed of a mechanical mind far beyond the average, and it was natural that after graduation from high school here he should turn his attention to work of that character. He spent some time in the foundry here, then in the Canada General Electric Works at Peterboro, and at the time of his death he was taking a course of study at the School of Practical Science at Toronto. Mr Russell Young, a brother of the deceased, is at Vancouver, B.C., and Miss Etta and Master Vincent are at home. Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Young and the family in the deep shade of sorrow that has so suddenly overspread their home.
Due to the danger of surgical procedures in the 1800s, appendectomies didn’t really catch on until the 1880s, as advances in pain relieve and infection prevention made them safer. The diagnostic practice was still pretty iffy. It seems like doctors were still learning about human anatomy. It was a dangerous operation. Though today surgery to remove the appendix is routine, in the late 1800s appendicitis, like pneumonia, was a death sentence. So, most people who got appendicitis in that period died either from the disease, or from infection after the operation.
|NAME:||Ethel Mary Ruth Fonton McGill|
|BIRTH DATE:||8 Mar 1876|
|BIRTH PLACE:||Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|MOTHER:||Jane B Fenton|