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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Young (1843-1905)


Born in England in 1843, he was educated at Louth Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge, receiving a BA in 1868. After a promising career as an evangelist, he accepted a Canadian Missionary Society appointment in St. Andrew’s in 1875. He was a missionary to the Saulteaux, and he served on the diocesan finance committee from 1877 to 1885. He helped divide the huge Diocese of Athabasca in the 1880s and was appointed Bishop of the new Diocese of Athabasca. In 1884 he became the first Anglican Bishop to be consecrated in Western Canada (at St. John’s Cathedral, Winnipeg). He moved his residence to Athabasca Landing, Alberta. He retired in 1903 and died in England.

See also:

Richard Young, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XIII, 1,123-25.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2018

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