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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Walter Abbott (1877-1932)

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Samuel Walter Abbott
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Real estate agent.

Born in Eyrecourt Parish, Ireland on 26 June 1877, son of John Alexander Abbott and Eugenie Sophia Sharks, he came to Canada in 1903 and worked as a financial and real estate agent at Winnipeg. In the early days of the First World War, he enlisted in the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles at Brandon. Shipped overseas, he was wounded in action at Vimy Ridge in early 1917 and returned to Canada in mid-1918. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 27 November 1932 following an automobile accident and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registration, Ancestry.

“Deaths and funerals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 November 1932.

We thank Pete Maxfield for providing additional information used here.s

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2016

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