Levi Young

Levi Young

Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Death 10 Nov 1936 (aged 81)
Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 106480458 · View Source
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Aylmer Express, Aylmer Express, 12 Nov 1936, Front page
"Levi Young
Had Lived at Port Bruce For 75 Years.
Funeral Will Be Held To-Day.
Levi Young, a resident of Port Bruce for some seventy-five years, and one of the best known and highly respected citizens of this district, passed away on Tuesday morning, November 10th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Johnson, in Hamilton. He had been in failing health for some months, but had been well enough to spend the summer at his home in Port Bruce, returning to Hamilton early in September where he had resided with his daughter for some years during the winter months.
Mr. Young was in his 83rd year and was born at Orwell, a son of the late Sylvanus and Eliza Young. When but a boy he moved to Port Bruce with his parents and with the exception of but a few years spent in teaching school in Yarmouth and at Luton, he had resided at Port Bruce for some seventy five years. He could well remember when the harbor at Port Bruce was lined with warehouses and when scores of wagon teams from the district would be in line waiting to unload grain, lumber, etc. at the warehouses, and to take home sugar, salt, flour and other merchandise. There were no railways and all business was done through that port. When a boy Mr. Young remembered that a sailing vessel was built and launched at Port Bruce which was loaded with lumber from Malahide and Yarmouth townships and sent to England. For many years Mr. Young and his brother the late George Young, were engaged in the fishing Industry. At one time they operated two splendid tugs and fished with both gill and pound nets, giving employment to many men. In his younger days Mr. Young assisted in the construction of most of the present Pt. Bruce pier, which had to be extended periodically.
The late Mr. Young attended Aylmer High School where he obtained a second class certificate and taught school at Port Bruce as well as Yarmouth and Luton. For many years he was a member of the Trustee Board at Port Bruce and secretary for the Dunboyne cemetery. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Aylmer, and a Liberal in politics.
After disposing of his fishing interests Mr. Young spent much time in traveling and for some years spent the winters in foreign lands. He twice sailed around the world and had visited every continent. He was a keen observer and in recounting his many experiences gave his friends great pleasure. May of his letters were published in the Express and he has given many talks to local organizations.
His wife, formerly Minnie Witesell, [sic] predeceased him a number of years ago, as did also his only son, Bruce, and a daughter Marjory. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Johnson, Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Smith, South street east, Aylmer and two grandsons, Connor and Philip Johnson, Hamilton; Mrs. Nellie Mann, John street south, Aylmer, is a niece.
The remains were brought to Aylmer on Tuesday and the funeral service will be held at the Allen Funeral Home, Talbot street east, this (Thursday) afternoon, November 12th. at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Dr. Jesse H. Arnup, of Toronto, a close friend of Mr. Young for many years, will conduct the service. Interment will be made in the family plot in Dunboyne cemetery." (Transcribed in 1989 by Bruce C. Johnson Jr., Port Bruce, Ontario)

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Levi Young / Died Nov. 10 1936 / Aged 83 Y'rs.

  • Created by: Bruce Johnson
  • Added: 10 Mar 2013
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  • Bruce Johnson
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Levi Young (25 Sep 1855–10 Nov 1936), Find a Grave Memorial no. 106480458, citing Dunboyne Cemetery, Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Bruce Johnson (contributor 47661260) .