Collection LAY - Leo Arthur Young collection

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CA ON00156 LAY


Leo Arthur Young collection


  • 1917-1940 (Creation)

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5 photograph albums
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Biographical history

Leo Arthur Young was born on May 11th, 1899 and was a life-long resident of Belleville, Ontario. He married Viola Frost in 1924. He worked for Stewart-Warner Canada Limited for 42 years, retiring with the position of president of the company in 1964. He died on January 14th, 1967.

Archival history

These materials were purchased by Leslie Preston at an auction sale: he wanted the trunk which contained them. Leslie Pine lived near the corner of Pine and Charles Street in Belleville, Ontario, near to the former home of Leo Arthur Young (4 Pine Street).

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Donated by Margaret Preston (daughter-in-law of Leslie Preston) in March 1998 to the Hastings County Historical Society.

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Collection of photographs and albums relating to the Young family of Belleville, Ontario.

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A finding aid of these photographs was created in 1998 by Gerry Boyce and Lois Foster.

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