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Memorable Manitobans: William Atkinson (1862-?)

Click to enlargeReal estate broker.

Born at Inniskillen, Ireland on 14 April 1862, son of John and Rebecca Atkinson, he was educated at Irish public schools. He came to Winnipeg in 1881 and engaged in contracting, bridge building, and farming from 1882 to 1909. At that time, he became a broker in farm lands, loans and mortgages, with an office in the McIntyre Block, Winnipeg.

Married Christina A. McKee, Carman, Manitoba; has three sons and five daughters. He was a member of the Canadian Club, Mount Royal Gun Club, and W.O.W. Recreation: shooting. Conservative; Anglican. Address: Mount Royal, Manitoba.

Sources:

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2013

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