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Memorable Manitobans: William Herbert Adams (1841-1910)

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William Herbert Adams
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Store manager.

Born at London, England on 16 March 1841, he was an officer in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers before becoming a member of the executive staff of the Army and Navy Co-operative stores in London. From there he was hired by the Hudson’s Bay Company to manage its retail store in Winnipeg. He arrived in 1884 and remained in the position until 1900 when he became controller of the company’s executive offices in the city. He was well-known among musical circles in Winnipeg. He retired to London in September 1904 and died there on 22 January 1910, survived by his wife and eight children.


“Capt. W. H. Adams dies in London,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1910, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 September 2015

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