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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Alexander Young (1855-1928)

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Charles Alexander Young
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Grain merchant, MLA (1896-1899), MLA (1900-1903).

Born in Quebec on 31 December 1855, son of Duncan Young, he came to Manitoba in 1882 with his brothers Duncan D. Young, Fred W. Young and Finlay M. Young. He became a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange in 1897, served as its President in 1902, and a member of its council for many years. In the early 20th century, he was the manager of the grain exporting firm of Alexander McFee and Company, in Winnipeg. He was an early proponent of the Brandon, Saskatchewan and Hudson’s Bay Railway. He was a founding member, in 1905, of the St. Charles Country Club. Elected as a Liberal to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1896 general election, he was re-elected in 1899. He died at his Winnipeg home on 28 September 1928.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Charles A. Young dies,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 September 1928, page 1.

“Grain Exchange Tribute to Charles A. Young,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 September 1928, page 18.

We thank Donald D. Young, grandson of Duncan D. Young, for additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2018

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