Elizabeth Ferguson Young was born in
Doune (previously Perthshire), Scotland. Doune is a small old,community
about 12 miles north east of Stirling Scotland. It is now mainly a bed
room community. After schooling in Doune she worked as a maid in The
Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, Scotland where she later met her
husband. The school was and is still a school for armed forces members
children while the armed forces members serve outside of the country.
The school was started in 1905 and still is business today.
In 1912 she married a retired army man who
also worked at the school ( grounds keeper) and shortly took up
residence in the castle keepers cottage , at Doune castle, on the edge
of Doune. They lived there and took care of the castle until her
husband died in 1946, where she retired to Perth, Scotland. She had two
children. She died in 1968 in Perth. Her married name was Denson, her
husband came from the area north of Inverness Scotland. He was a member
of the Cameron Highlanders, until he left the army in 1908. They are
both buried in the Doune cemetery.
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