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Item 4393 - Young, Rev. Egerton Ryerson obituary

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CA BWGPL VS-1900-4393

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Young, Rev. Egerton Ryerson obituary

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  • 1909-10-07 (Creation)

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Bradford Witness

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Event Date : Tuesday, October 05, 1909
Event Type : Death

Description : Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young. Age: 70th year. Noted Canadian Missionary and Author. Born in Smith's Falls in 1840, a son of Rev. William Young, a pioneer Methodist preacher. Taught school until 1863, when he joined the ministry. Married Elizabeth Bingham, of Bradford, in 1867. Was called to the North West, and became a negotiator between the aboriginals and government officials. Returned to Ontario because of his health, and became an author and lecturer in England. He wrote about life among natives. Survived by his wife and five children: Rev. E.R. Young, P.A., Chatsworth; Mrs. R.N. Helme, Lancaster, England; Mrs. (Rev.) A.B. Fitzgerald, Hilton, N.J.; Mrs. Newton Brown, Toronto; and Mrs. H.E. Watson, Toronto. Lived at "Algonquin Lodge" Bradford. Interred in Bowmanville.

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The Bradford Witness and South Simcoe News
Thursday, October 07, 1909
Vol. XL, No. 30
Page 4, 5
Microfilm N 240, Reel #15

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