Thomas C. Young (1870-1957) was born in Westville, Nova Scotia and later moved to Kenora, Ontario where he met his wife Anne (d. 1943). The Youngs were married in 1900 and had a daughter, Vivian, in 1902. Thomas worked for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway where he was one of the first crews to lay track west from Portage La Prairie in 1907. In 1911 he joined a construction company, Mackenzie and Mann, as Supervisor of their Mechanical Division in Alberta. The Youngs lived briefly in Big Valley Pit, Stettler and Rocky Mountain House before moving to Lucerne in 1915. After the First World War, Thomas rejoined the Canadian Northern Railway as Locomotive Foreman and moved to Jasper. After his retirement in 1935, Thomas opened the first Tourist Information Bureau in a corner of Clausen Otto's Garage and was very active in promoting Jasper as a premier vacation area. Thomas also wrote many poems about the mountains and personalities in Jasper. Vivian later married Oscar Jacobson when living in Lucerne. They later moved with their four children, Doreen, Betty, Anne-Marie, and Sandra, to Jasper.