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Memorable Manitobans: Ainslie Lunham Young (1868-?)

Businessman.

Born at Bedfordshire, England on 23 August 1868, son of Francis Young and Charlotte Mongan, he emigrated to Canada at the age of 16 years, settling at Souris, Manitoba in 1885. He farmed for a few years and, in 1890, engaged in insurance and real estate, the following year adding private banking by purchasing the firm of Young & Van Someren. He owned 1,100 acres of farmland.

He served for several years as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Glenwood, as well as Reeve of same until 1903, when Souris was incorporated. He was the first Mayor of the Town of Souris.

In 1894 he married Mary Isabel Corbett. They had four children: Cyril, Hilda, Isabel, and Dudley. He was a member of the Masons, the IOOF, the COF, and the Loyal Orange Lodge. He was a memberr of the Souris Board of Trade. He was member of the Church of England.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2009

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