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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Beatty Young (1880-1965)

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Walter Beatty Young
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Civil servant.

Born in Hawthorne Lodge at Little Britain on 6 July 1880, son of Rosina Arabella Somerville (1847-1917) and 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: 30 July 2018

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