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Yardley, A.

Yardley came to Calgary in 1885. He was a builder and member of the Calgary Board of Trade.

Yarlett, Henry

Henry Yarlett came to Calgary in 1889. He was an undertaker.


Youmans was said to be in Morley in 1888.

Young, David Jackson

Mr. Young came with his parents to Regina in 1884 and as a young man came to Calgary and worked for the Calgary Herald. In 1896 he opened a stationery and music store on 8th Avenue where the Hudson Bay store now stands.

Young, Edward Spencer

Edward Young came west in 1890. He was at one point at Irricana. He was born in England and died at Calgary in 1936.

Young, George Thomas

George Young walked into Calgary with a government survey party in 1882 with Otto Klotz who was the engineer in charge. They camped near Fort Calgary. He later moved to Victoria, B.C.

Young, James

James Young and his brother came to west in 1886 and purchased land north of the Elbow River. Their families came later that year. James was born at Hythe, Kent, England in 1844 and died at Springbank in 1921. In 1875 at Dover, Kent, England he married Maria Elliot Mackey, who was born there in 1849 and died at Harlon, Saskatchewan in 1934. They had six children.

Young, John J.

Mr. Young came to Calgary as an editor and entrepreneur. He and his partner C.A. Magrath paid $15,000 for the Calgary Herald in 1894, and brought it back to life. Young was only 27 when he bought the Herald, and had previously edited the Regina Leader and Moosomin Spectator, as well as owning three small Saskatchewan papers. He sold these to pay for his new Calgary venture. J.J. Young moved to Vancouver where in 1923 he died at age 56.

Young, Robert

Robert Young homesteaded four miles east of Okotoks in 1883. In 1898 his hands were frozen and were amputated with hooks installed. In 1936 he was frozen to death at his farm. Young was born in 1860 and died at Okotoks.

Young, R.H.J.

Said to have been at Calgary in 1885 and farming.

Young, Thomas

In 1888 Thomas Young emigrated to Canada and settled on land near Springbank where he raised his family and farmed until 1916. He was born at Hythe, Kent, England in 1856 and died at Victoria, B.C. in 1946. In 1891 at Springbank, he married Helen Choate, who died in 1898 at Calgary after suffering ill health for several years. In 1906 he married his second wife, Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson, who was born at Marple, Cheshire, England in 1875 and died at Victoria, B.C. in 1974. There were three children, Eric, Victor and Eva.

Researched by Clarence Davis

Young, William

William and Mary Young came to the Springbank area in 1886. William purchased the S1/2 21-24-3-W5th and the W1/2 20-24-3-W5th, and in 1902 purchased the Mickle place also operating the store and post office until 1923. William was born at Hythe, Kent, England in 1852 and died at Calgary in 1933. In 1878 at Ingersoll, Ontario he married Mary Bourne, who was born at Coburg, Ontario in 1850 and died at Springbank in 1903. They had seven children.

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