Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Arthur Young (1886-1967)

Engineer.

Born at Little Britain on 3 January 1886, son of David Young and Rosina Arabella Somerville (1847-1917), he worked as a construction engineer, as a partner in the firm of Fowler Young & Holden Company. During the First World War, he was a Captain with the 27th Battalion and served in England and France. Returning from military duty, he was Vice-President (1922) and President (1923) of the Association of Professional Engineers. He was married twice, first on 9 January 1915 to Emily Margaret Dowler (?-?) at Winnipeg and second to Bertha Violet Walker (?-?). He later moved to British Columbia and worked as an engineer until retirement in 1946. He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 7 May 1967.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Fowler & Young

Sources:

Birth registration [Alexander Arthur Young], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration [Alexander Arthur Young, Emily Margaret Dowler], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2024

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