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Memorable Manitobans: William John Young (1861-1935)


Born at Berlin, Ontario on 26 November 1861, son of William Young and Margaret McIntosh, he quit school at the age of 15 and moved to Walkerton, Ontario where he worked in a grocery store for a while, moving later to Toronto where he clerked for several years. He then moved to Brandon where he worked with the firm of Strome & Whitelaw until 1891 when he opened his own store, situated at 837 Rosser Avenue.

On 4 January 1893, he married Fedelia Ann Beaubier (1868-1966, daughter of Thomas Jefferous Beaubier) and they had five children: Clarence Douglas Young (1893-1962), Gordon Cranston Young (1898-1901), Stanley Robert Young (1900-1965), Hugh Allan Young (1902-1965), and Alice Young (1908-1991, wife of Malcolm Wardlaw Shewan).

He died at his Brandon home, 400 Fourth Street, on 24 October 1935 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


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

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

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 25 October 1935, page 10.

Burial transcriptions, Brandon Cemetery.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Sandy Jasper.

Page revised: 16 November 2021

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