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Zink, Friedrich Henry (Frederick John), 1896-1979

  • 18350
  • Person

Birth and death registration listed as "Friedrich Henry Zink"; marriage registration listed as "Frederick John Zink". The finding aid for GR-2204 (probates/estates) indicates that Friedrich Henry and Frederick John are the same person.

Young, William Alexander George, Sir, 1827-1885

  • 2631
  • Person
  • 1827-1885

W.A.G. Young arrived in the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1857 as the secretary to the commission determining the Northwest Boundary. In 1859, he was appointed the Colonial Secretary for British Columbia and Acting Colonial Secretary for Vancouver Island. He continued in that position after the two colonies were united in 1866 and remained as Colonial Secretary until 1869 when he returned to England.

Young, Walter Douglas, 1933-1984

  • 10193
  • Person
  • 1933-1984

Walter D. Young was born June 27, 1933 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Young was appointed a Commissioner of the Legal Services Commission by Order-in-council 2649, and his appointment took effect September 1975. In December 1974, the Justice Development Commission's Delivery of Legal Services Project presented its report (the Leask Report) which recommended the creation of a legal service commission.

The Legal Services Commission Act (B.C. Statutes, 1975, c. 36) was proclaimed on 14 August 1975, and the Commission commenced operations on 1 September, with its stated object and purpose "to see that legal services are effectively provided to, and readily obtainable by, the people of British Columbia, with special emphasis on those people to whom those services are not presently available for financial or other reasons." The Commission was established as a Crown Corporation, exempt from the Public Service Act, and its commissioners could hold office for two years. Walter Young tendered his resignation and his appointment as commissioner was rescinded 1 January 1977.

Young died in Victoria on March 11, 1984.

Young, Henry Esson

  • 2629
  • Person
  • 1867-1939

Henry Esson Young was born in English River, Quebec, on Febraury 24, 1867, the son of Rev. Alexander Young of Rosshire, Scotland, and Ellen (McBain) Young of La Guerre, Quebec. He was educated at McGill University where he received his medical degree in 1888. He moved to Atlin, B.C., where he practiced medicine from 1901 to 1903. In 1903 he was elected MLA to the B.C. Legislature and in 1907 was appointed Minister of Education and Provincial Secretary. He played a prominent role in the establishment of the University of British Columbia in 1908.

In 1915, he was appointed Secretary of the Provincial Board of Health, a position he held until his death. During this time he played an influential role in the establishment of Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam (also known as Essondale Hospital).

Young died in Victoria in 1939.

Young, Gladys

  • 28100
  • Person

Gladys Wickwire married Benjamin Franklin Young in Vancouver, 1913.

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