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Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Allen Andrews (1887-1954)

Magistrate, court clerk.

Born at London, England on 19 September 1887, he married Edith Mary Martin (1887-1983) and worked as a legal clerk at a London law office. He immigrated to Canada in 1914 and settled at Winnipeg where he worked for the Real Estate Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway prior to his employment with the Police Courts. He worked as a stenographer from March to November 1916 when he was made a Justice of the Peace. He became a Court Reporter in October 1929 and was appointed a Police Court Magistrate in April 1937. In November 1940, he became Assistant Clerk of the Court, holding tenure until retirement in May 1952. During his court employment, he worked under Hugh John Macdonald, Robert B. W. Graham, and Maris Henry Garton. In retirement he moved to British Columbia where he died at Vancouver on 21 November 1954.


1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Court clerk retires,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1952, page 3.

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 December 2014

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