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Memorable Manitobans: Mural Willis Argue (1880-1957)

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Real estate and financial agent.

Born at Ottawa, Ontario in January 1880, son of John Wilson Argue and Rachel Willis, he was educated at public schools and business college, then commenced his business career at Dauphin, in 1898, being associated with the Dauphin Milling Company. He sold his interest in the flour mill and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where, from 1901 to 1904, he engaged in wholesale business under the firm name of F. B. Scott & Company. He came to Winnipeg in 1905 and took over real estate business at that time conducted by A. H. Argue.

On 8 May 1907, he married Vira May Anderson (1885-1928) of Breckenridge, Minnesota. They had four sons: Willis Harvey Argue (1909-1969), Albert Howard Argue (1910-?), John Herbert Argue (1913-?), and Robert Milton Argue (1916-?). After his wife’s death, he remarried to Irene Argue (?-?). His recreations were fishing, boating, and hunting.

He died at Winnipeg on 30 September 1957 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Argue House (17 Luxton Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1957, page 29.

Obituary [Willis Harvey Argue], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1969, page 34.

We thank Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 March 2020

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