Memorable Manitobans: James Miller Young (1901-1986)
Born at Eden on 4 February 1901, son of James Young (1862-1929) and Margarette “Maggie” Ritchey (1862-1941) and brother of Thomas Ritchie Young, he married Verna Mary Osborne (1907-1997) at Winnipeg on 27 October 1930 and they had three children: Patricia M. E. Young (1941-1979, wife of Preston Munroe), James Gerald Young, and Marjorie E. Young. He served as a school trustee for the Eden Consolidated School District and Beautiful Plains School Division for more than 30 years, including 15 years as Board Chairman. He retired and moved to Neepawa in 1967, where he served on the Neepawa Hospital Board. He was the Worshipful Master of the Neepawa Masonic Lodge (1958). His service was commemorated by J. M. Young School in 1970. He died in May 1986 and was buried in the Neepawa Cemetery. An oral recording that he made is held at the S. J. McKee Archives.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Hospital Board threatens to quit,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1968, page 5.
“School named after veteran trustee,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1970, page 10.
“Neepawa byelection to be held,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1971, page 34.
Obituary [Patricia M. E. Munroe], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 November 1979, page 22.
Heritage - A History of the Town of Neepawa and District as Told and Recorded by its People 1883-1983 by the Neepawa History Book Committee, 1983.
The Beautiful Plains Story - 1983-2008 - The Municipalities of Langford, Lansdowne, Rosedale, Town of Neepawa by the Neepawa and Area History Committee, 2008.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Christy Henry for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 November 2022