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Young, George F.W.

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George Frederick W. Young received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and went on to complete his Ph. D. at the University of Chicago. In 1970 he began a long career at St. Mary’s University in the History Department as Assistant Professor (1970-74), Associate Professor (1974-88), and Professor (1988-2005).

Dr. Young has held other administrative roles within the university as well, including Chair of the History Department from 1978-82, 1986-87 and 1999-01, and Visiting Lectures Chair from 1979-80. He also worked with the St. Mary’s University Faculty Union (SMUFU) in the mid-seventies as Secretary, Senate Research Committee Chair, and as a member of the Salary Committee.

Dr. Young’s research interests include Spain, Latin America, and modern Europe. He has studied the topic of Germans in Latin America extensively and done research in Germany (1959-60) and Chile (1964-65). In 1991, he co-ordinated the symposium “German Business in Latin America and Latin American Deutschtum, 1815-1945” at the 47th Congress of the Americanists held in New Orleans. In 1980 Dr. Young, along with three colleagues, also collaborated to create a current events commentary program called Canadian Commentary.

As of 2005, Dr. Young continues to teach in the History Department on a part-time basis.

Young, Elrid Gordon

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  • 1897-1976

Eldrid Gordon Young was a Dalhousie professor and biochemist, and conducted secret research in chemical warfare for the Department of National Defence during World War Two. He was born in Quebec City in 1897, and graduated with an MA from McGill University in 1919 and a PhD from Cambridge University in 1921. Following post-doctoral studies in Chicago, he moved to Halifax in 1924 to work at Dalhousie, retiring in 1948 as head of the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Young was a member of many professional organizations and national and international societies. He was awarded an Honorary DSc from Acadia University in 1957 and an Honorary LLD by Dalhousie University in 1965. He died on 24 March 1976.

Young, Annie Harris

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  • 1890-1910

Annie Harris Young was born on Caribou Island, Pictou County, N.S. and later moved to Three Brooks, Pictou County. She attended Pictou Academy. Her father taught school and later became a farmer. Annie had two siblings: Anderson and Elsie. She married Reverend Young. Her family were descendants of Dr. John Harris, and she was the great grand-daughter of James Harris.

Young, A.J.

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Dr. Alexander J. (Sandy) Young was a prominent Nova Scotian educator, author, and sports historian. Born in New York City in 1938, he was educated in Pennsylvania and Maryland but moved to Canada in 1970 to join Dalhousie’s School of Physical Education. Young was an active member of the Dalhousie community, he served as president of the Dalhousie Faculty Association in the mid-1980s, was director of the School of Health and Human Performance from 1989 to 1993, and helped establish Dalhousie’s popular “Noon-time Ball” competition. He continued teaching at the university until 1998.

Young’s reputation grew to expand beyond Dalhousie as well, where he became known for his commitment to and knowledge of Nova Scotia athletics. He authored the well-respected Beyond Heroes: A Sport History of Nova Scotia which examined the cultural and historical impact of sport in the province. He also helped establish the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Centre and co-hosted the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for about twenty years. He died on 6 August 2000 at the age of sixty-two, survived by his four daughters, Nicole, Michelle, Julie, and Gabrielle.

Recognition for Young’s years of dedication to Nova Scotia sport include the renaming of the Dalhousie Award to the Sandy Young Award in 2000 and a posthumous induction to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2002.

Young, Abram d. 1879

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  • d. 1879

Abram Young was the son of Abraham (1784-1863) and Hannah Wade Young, born in 1821 at Annapolis County, N.S. He first married Jane Young and then Abigail Sprowell and had 10 children. He removed to Bridgetown where he purchased a ship yard with his brother Isaac from the Bridgetown Shipbuilding Company. He built his first vessel there in 1861. Later he owned and operated a small farm in Belleisle. Young died in 1879.

Yorke, Liz

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Liz Yorke was the daughter of Second World War Veteran, Donald Albert Yorke (1913-1969) and school teacher, Madge Avis Winter (Yorke) (1911-2006).

Yeo, William

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James Yeo (1790-1868) was a was a Cornish-born shipbuilder, merchant, farmer and political figure in Prince Edward Island. James established a shipbuilding business in Port Hill, Prince Edward Island. James had three sons: William Yeo (1813-1873), James (1827-1903) and John (1834-1924). James and John worked with the family shipbuilding business. John and James built over 200 vessesls in their time. William, from Appledore, was also known as "Black Ram" and lived in England.

Wynot, Robert Arthur

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  • 1914-2000

Robert Arthur Wynot was born in 1914. His parents were Wellesley M. Wynot and Florence Melinda (Joudrey) Wynot. He lived in Mahone Bay and was a marine engineer who, at one point, worked for Nugold Mining Corporation Limited at the gold mine in Blockhouse, NS. He passed away in 2000.

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