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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph William Younge (1853-1932)


Born in Queen's County, Ireland on 27 May 1853, son of Joseph Younge and Catherine Ann Harrison, he farmed at home before emigrating to Canada in 1882 and settling in Manitoba. The following year he selected a homestead eleven miles west of Virden. He eventually owned 1,280 acres of land in the area, on which he farmed and raised livestock. He served for seven years as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Wallace. He was a member of the Masons and the Virden Agricultural Society. He died in the RM of Wallace on 19 March 1932.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration for J. W. Younge, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 November 2008

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