A successful business man of Saskatoon is William James Young, manager of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of Canada, who main- tains well appointed offices in the Canadian Pacific Railroad building. He was born in Stouffville, Ontario, on the 28th of November, 1875, a son of James and Elizabeth (Campbell) Young, the former a native of Birm- ingham, England, and the latter of the state of Pennsylvania, United States of America. The father learned the brickmason's and plasterer's trade in early life and successfully followed that line of work for many years. Both he and Mrs. Young have passed away, the latter's death occurring in 1913. In the pursuit of his education William James Young attended the public schools of Ontario. After putting his textbooks aside he became an apprentice to the printer's trade and followed newspaper work until 1915. In 1907 he was connected with the Neepawa (Manitoba) Press. In the fall of that year he homesteaded some land in the province of Saskatchewan, which he improved and operated with substantial success for four years. During that time he was active in community affairs and had the satisfaction of seeing a schoolhouse built within, two miles of his place. Mr. Young worked on the farm in the summer months and during the winter was connected with a newspaper in Saskatoon. Sub- sequently he sold the farm and remained on the Daily Capital at Saska- toon until 1911. In that year he became manager of the Stationers & Printers, Limited, of Saskatoon and he was active in that capacity until the spring of 1915. He then entered the employ of the Mutual Life In- surance Company of Canada and was a salesman for them until 1922, when he became district manager for this branch of the company. He is a business man of well proven ability and is discharging the manifold duties of his important position in a manner to command the respect of all. At Goderich, Ontario, on the 31st of December, 1906, Mr. Young was married to Miss Christina Gundry, and they have one son: Elmer, who is fourteen years of age. Since attaining his majority Mr. Young has followed an independent course in politics, giving his support to the man he thinks best fitted for the office without regard for party prin- ciples. He has always taken an active interest in municipal affairs. Mr. Young is second vice president of the Canadian Club and fraternally he is identified with the Masons, having attained the Mystic Shrine, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which lodge he is past grand. He is an active member of the Saskatoon Club. Since his connection with the Underwriters, he has been a member of the executive committee of the Dominion Association and he was secretary of the local association for several years and is now president, which official position he has held three years. Mr. Young is a firm believer in advertising and he conducted a campaign in which a whole page in the Saskatoon papers was filled the last Saturday of each month calling attention to the benefits of life insurance. The religious faith of Mr. Young is that of the Methodist church and he has membership in Grace Methodist church of this city. For several years he has been a member of the official board of the church. Mr. Young is ~ self-made man in the truest sense of the word and the success he has achieved is well merited. He employs the high- est principles of honesty and integrity in the conduct of his business affairs and is held in high confidence and esteem by all who know him. Bibliography follows:

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