Eason, Kathleen “Kay” Young


Eason, Kathleen “Kay” Young, (1912-1994), a native of England, was a British actress who appeared in stage and screen roles in the 1930s and early 40s. She married in 1939 Michael Wilding (later the husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor). She came to the U.S. and married British actor Douglass Montgomery (q.v.). They moved to Fair Fields (q.v.) on Golf Lane in 1965 but Montgomery died a year later. She later met Myles Eason (q.v.), an Australian actor living in Ridgefield; they were married and lived at 43 Olmstead Lane until her death. She was active in the Ridgefield Garden Club.
Jack Sanders, Who Was Who in Ridgefield.

More Historical Nuggets

First Pride Day, 1998

FIRST ‘PRIDE’ DAY: “A Celebration of Community: Straight, Gay and Lesbian“ took place in 1998, on the Community Center lawn. Just a year later, a Rainbow Flag was flown for the first time in the nation over a state capitol, Hartford, on March 21, 1999.

Hezekiah Scott (1789-1879)

Hezekiah Scott was a weaver and operated a distillery on the brook near his home on Barlow Mountain Road — a stream now called Kiah’s Brook.


The first road paving, part of a state experiment, was done on the eastern end of Branchville Road around 1912. Catoonah Street was paved in 1922.