History by her
g-grandson Paul Wight
Virginia Youst was born April 25, 1852, and died during the national flu
epidemic in 1918 on October 21s. Records show that she is
buried in plot 497 of Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Flagstaff Arizona
however, the cemetery has no record of their internment.
In the autumn years of her life, Virginia Youst went to live with Delphi
and Tom in Flagstaff. Shortly thereafter their playing cards
disappeared. This lead to a discussion between Virginia Youst and her
son-in-law, Tom. Virginia expressed her opinion that cards were the
invention of the devil, fit only for gambling halls and saloons and had
no place in a proper family parlor. Tom was of the opinion that playing
cards could be good entertainment and mental stimuli and wanted playing
cards for his children to play with at home if they so desired. The
discussion concluded. The cards reappeared and granddaughter, Marcella
Phelan enjoyed a game of solitaire in her adolescent until her 80ís.