W.H. Young

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W.H. Young, ALS

William Howard Young was born at Clifford, Ontario, on June 8th, 1878, and educated at Clifford Public School, Harriston High School, Mount Forest Model School, and the School of Practical Science, University of Toronto, from which he graduated in Mining Engineering in 1905.

He obtained his commission as a Dominion Land Surveyor in May, 1907, and as an Alberta Land Surveyor in 1911.

He practiced his profession as an Alberta Land Surveyor in the City of Lethbridge for several years, being associated with Mr. J.F. Hamilton of that city.

In 1912 he was appointed district engineer and surveyor for the Province of Alberta, being stationed first at Calgary, and later at Youngstown, which position he continued to hold until the time of his death.

He was married to Miss Annie Davidson Allan, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. Allen, of Guelph, in 1908.

He died at Youngstown on October 23rd, 1920, from typhoid fever, and his wife, who was ill at the same time, died only three weeks later, a little son four years old surviving them.