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Memorable Manitobans: William A. Young (1870-?)


Born at Chatham, Ontario on 15 January 1870, son of John P. Young and Helen Richardson, he was educated at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and, in 1886, began working in a hardware store there. After taking a course at a business college in Chatham, he returned to Portage la Prairie and resumed the hardware business for four years. He then worked for six years at the Merchants Bank at which time he was appointed manager of the Whitewood (Saskatchewan) branch of the bank, where he spent three and a half years. Then he managed bank branches at Souris (two years), Morris, and Neepawa. On 12 June 1894, he married Emma Hodgson. They had three children: Amy Helene Young, Dorothy M. Young, and William H. Young. He was a member of the IOOF, the Masons, and the Presbyterian Church.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2010

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