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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Beatty Young (1880-1965)

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Walter B. Young
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Civil servant.

Born in Hawthorne Lodge at Little Britain, Manitoba on 6 July 1880, son of Rosina Arabella Somerville and Dr. David Young, he attended school at Selkirk. From 1897 to 1901, he attended the Royal Military College at Kingston, Ontario, graduating with a military engineering degree. He then returned to Winnipeg to work for a land-survey company owned by C. C. Chataway. In March 1904, he became a member of the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors. In March 1910, he was appointed Examiner of Surveys at the Winnipeg Land Titles Office, a position he held until retirement in 1950.

On 10 July 1907, he married Frances Mary Blake Flett (1885-1972) at Vancouver, British Columbia. Their seven children were David Young (1908-1996), Kay Young (1911-1996), Eileen Young Barber (1914-1995), Hume Young (1919-2010), Frances Young Jones (1924-2000), Bruce Young (1925-2010), and Joan Young Wilson (1927-2007). The family lived at 175 Arlington Street for thirty years.

He died at Winnipeg on 16 March 1965 and was buried at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“40 years land examiner, senior civil servant rests,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 166]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1965, page 42.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden, Donald Young, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2014

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