Ada Young Brent


Clarksburg, (W. Va.) Exponent., TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 1932.

Headstone of Ada M. Young Brent

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Episcopal church in charge of the pastor, Rev. Dr. Homer E. Wark, at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon for Mrs. Ada Young Brent, 73, widow of the late Col. William Brent, former widely known merchandise broker, who died Sunday afternoon at 2:05 o’clock of paralysis.

Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral parlors of the Davis Undertaking Company on West Pike street until taken to the church. The casket will be closed before leaving the mortuary and will not be opened at the church.

Mrs. Brent suffered a severe headache Friday night and did not retire until shortly after midnight. When members of the family sought to awake her about noon Saturday she was unconscious.

The family physician was called and she was removed to the hospital. She never regained consciousness.

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Mrs. Brent was born February 16, 1859, at Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lewis and Adeline Young.

She and her husband lived at Portsmouth a number of years, after which he came here in 1900 and opened a merchandise brokerage office in the Pythian building on South Third street.

She came to Clarksburg the next year, the family locating here, consisting of Col. and Mrs. Brent and an only daughter.

Her husband died three years after coming here or in 1903. After his death, the widow continued to successfully carry on the business of merchandise broker in the Pythian building a number of years and later at home until recently when she retired.

She retained her husband’s clientele and added to it.

Mrs. Brent was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church and active in several of it’s auxiliary societies. She was exceptionally active in the Clarksburg Woman’s Club, seldom missing a meeting of that organization.

The only daughter, the late Mrs. Virginia Carroll Boughner, wife of Herbert H. Boughner, died March 26, 1920, leaving an only child, Betty Anne Boughner, only six weeks old. She is now 12 years old and with her father who lives at the Brent home since death of the mother.

Mrs. Brent is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Grace L. Young, of Portsmouth, Oh.; a niece, Mrs. Ada Y. Parker, and a nephew, C. G. Young, the former living at Portsmouth, Oh., and the latter at East St. Louis, Ill.

The pallbearers will be W. W. Huffman, J. A. Albright, Fay Taylor, M. R. Ziegler, Carl W. Neff and Edward Lee.

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