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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Donald Young (1859-1927)

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Duncan Donald Young
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Grain merchant.

Born at St. Chrysostone, Quebec on 10 July 1859, son of Duncan Young and Isabella Brackenbridge, he was educated in Quebec public schools. He came to Manitoba in 1882 with brothers Charles Alexander Young, Frederick William Young and Finlay McNaughton Young. He homesteaded in the vicinity of Wakopa in 1887. Later he bought grain at Cartwright and other places in southwestern Manitoba, and also operated a general store at Dunrea. In 1901, he moved to Winnipeg to work with his brothers in the Young Grain Company, situated in the Grain Exchange Building.

In 1899, he married Christina H. “Ina” Minto (1870-?) of Montreal, Quebec and they had two children: Minto Duncan Young (1900-1974) and Hilda Isabelle Young (1910-1999, wife of Robert Joseph “Bert” Bailey). He was a member the St. Andrew’s Society, IOOF, Canadian Order of Foresters, and First Presbyterian Church. The family lived at 384 Wardlaw Avenue from 1906 to 1916.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 1162 Grosvenor Avenue, on 30 November 1927. He was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“D. D. Young, prominent grain man, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 December 1927, page 3.

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

Obituary [Minto Duncan Young], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 1974, page 46.

Obituary [Hilda I. Bailey], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 January 1999, page 30.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 July 2020

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