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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Lovelace Young (1860-1928)

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Alexander Lovelace Young
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School inspector.

Born in St. Rose, Lower Canada [now Quebec], he was bilingual. He was wounded at Batoche in 1885 and, in 1893, was appointed school inspector for the eastern part of Manitoba. He was charged with dealing with the Franco-Manitobans who were offended by the Greenway legislation of 1890, and especially with reconciling them to the Laurier-Greenway Compromise after 1897. Young retired in 1925. He died at Winnipeg on 13 July 1928 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Alex L. Young dies after long illness,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1928. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2017

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