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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Henry Young (1887-1957)

Painter, Mayor of Brandon (1938-1943).

Born at Bournemouth, England in May 1887, son of Henry Tuck Young, he came to Canada and worked as a painter at Tilston before moving to Brandon. He served on the Brandon city council for several years and was Mayor of Brandon from 1938 to 1943. In the latter year, he stood for election to the Manitoba Legislature, stepping down as Mayor, but was defeated by his neighbour, D. L. Johnson. In the 1945 general election, he was a candidate for the Brandon constituency but was defeated by imcumbent James E. Matthews. In 1947, he ran again for the mayoralty but was defeated by incumbent F. T. Williamson. He and wife Ellen E. Young (1888-1967) had two children. He was a member of the Conservative Party, Masons (Fenwick Lodge), and St. Andrew’s United Church. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 28 August 1957 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. He is commemorated by Young Avenue in Brandon.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Mayor Young of Brandon hears of father’s death,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 April 1943, page 23.

“Not seeking re-election Brandon Mayor states,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 1943, page 9.

“Ex-Mayor of Brandon dies at 70,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 August 1957, page 36.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 1957, page 29.

Obituary [Ellen E. Young], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1967, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2019

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