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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Ritchie Young (1898-1974)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Eden on 11 March 1898, he was the son of James Young (1862-1929) and Margarette “Maggie” Ritchey (1862-1941) and brother of James M. Young. He moved to Kelwood in 1933 and took up farming. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers (1942-1945). He was a Councillor for the RM of Rosedale for 8 years and was Reeve for 17 years (1947-1963), after which he retired. He continued to farm for two more years before moving to Winnipeg in 1965. He married his wife Florence Young (1911-1989) at Montreal, Quebec in 1945. He was a member of Kelwood Branch No. 50 and Winnipeg Branch No. 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He died at his Winnipeg home, 801-185 Smith Street, on 10 December 1974 and was buried in Kelwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1974, page 45.

Heritage - A History of the Town of Neepawa and District as Told and Recorded by its People 1883-1983 by the History Book Committee, 1983.

Kelwood Community Cemetery, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 April 2014

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