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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Grace Moody Young (1900-?)

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Born at Winnipeg on 20 May 1900, daughter of Arthur Moody and Elizabeth Holland, she graduated from Kelvin High School with a scholarship in English in 1916. From 1916 to 1920 she attended McGill University, taking a bachelor degree and honours course in English. Returning to Winnipeg, she worked at the Winnipeg Public Library from 1920 to 1924, as reference librarian and assistant to R. C. Johnstone. She was in charge of the library from 1924 to 1925.

On 22 August 1925, she married educator Norman Young and accompanied him in work at Achimota College in the Gold Coast colony between 1925 and 1928. They returned to Winnipeg and, from 1942 to 1945, she was war services secretary of the YWCA. In 1947, she was appointed to the Manitoba Film Censor Board.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Mrs. Gertrude Lennox retiring from censor board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 July 2013

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