Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Ritchie Young (1898-1974)
Farmer, municipal official.
Born at Eden on 11 March 1898, he was the son of James Young (1862-1929) and Margarette “Maggie” Ritchey (1862-1941) and brother of James M. Young. He moved to Kelwood in 1933 and took up farming. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers (1942-1945). He was a Councillor for the RM of Rosedale for 8 years and was Reeve for 17 years (1947-1963), after which he retired. He continued to farm for two more years before moving to Winnipeg in 1965. He married his wife Florence Young (1911-1989) at Montreal, Quebec in 1945. He was a member of Kelwood Branch No. 50 and Winnipeg Branch No. 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He died at his Winnipeg home, 801-185 Smith Street, on 10 December 1974 and was buried in Kelwood Cemetery.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1974, page 45.
Heritage - A History of the Town of Neepawa and District as Told and Recorded by its People 1883-1983 by the History Book Committee, 1983.
Kelwood Community Cemetery, FindAGrave.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 11 April 2014
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