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Memorable Manitobans: William J. Young (1863-?)

Grocer.

Born at Berlin, Ontario on 25 November 1863, son of William Young and Margaret McIntosh, he quit school at the age of 15 and moved to Walkerton, Ontario where he worked in a grocery store for a while, moving later to Toronto where he clerked for several years. He then moved to Brandon where he worked with the firm of Strome & Whitelaw until 1891 when he opened his own store, situated at 837 Rosser Avenue. On 4 January 1893, he married Fidelia Beaubier, daughter of Thomas Beaubier. They had four children: Clarence Douglas Young (b 1893), Stanley Robert Young (b 1900), Hugh Allan Young (b 1902), and Alice Young (b 1908).

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2010

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