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Memorable Manitobans: William T. Armstrong (1855-?)


Born at Peel, Ontario on 12 July 1855, son of William Armstrong and Eliza Peel, he learned the trade of horseshoeing, at which he worked for three years in Toronto and two years in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. In 1879 he came to Winnipeg and established a blacksmith and carriage repair shop in partnership with J. F. Dugrel, which continued for four years. From 1885 to 1902 he continued in the horseshoeing business. In 1902 he partnered with John Shea in the importation of horses from Ontario. He had also an interest in a stock ranch near Rosser, Manitoba.

In 1894 he was married to Sarah Langhead, daughter of farmer James Langhead. They had two daughters, Amber L. Armstrong (b 1894) and Dorothy L. Armstrong (b 1896). He was a member of the IOOF and Trinity church.


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

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2008

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