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Memorable Manitobans: George Ephraim Baldry (1883-1959)

Building contractor.

Born at Osgoode Station, Ontario on 30 November 1883, son of carpenter Samuel Baldry and Sarah Ellen York, he came to Winnipeg in 1906. He worked in the building trade, eventually being President of the Baldry Engineering and Construction Company. On 16 June 1909, he married Beatrice Helena Christina Simpson (1881-1967) at Winnipeg and they had two children: George Simpson Baldry (1913-?) and Ruth Elizabeth Baldry (1917-?). He was a member of Young United Church, Masons (Prince Rupert Lodge), and St. Boniface Kiwanis Club (President). He died suddenly at St. Norbert on 17 October 1959 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Stratford Hall

285 College Avenue, Winnipeg

1909

 

Minnewaska Court

74 Spence Street, Winnipeg

1910

 

Cornwall Apartments

265 River Avenue, Winnipeg

1911

Demolished (?)

Wolseley Apartments

812 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg

1912

 

Lincoln Apartments

796 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg

1913

 

Gloucester Apartments

28 Woodrow Place, Winnipeg

1914

 

Bentley Apartments

860 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg

1913

 

Clayton Apartments (completion)

86 Young Street, Winnipeg

1917

 

Winchester Apartments

760 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg

1926

 

Dorchester Court (expansion)

162-166 Lilac Street, Winnipeg

1928

 

Woodhaven School No. 2093 (foundation)

127 Glendale Boulevard, Winnipeg

1936

 

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Couple celebrate 50th anniversary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 June 1959, page 13.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 19 October 1959, page 29.

Obituary [Beatrice Helena Christina Simpson Baldry], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1967, page 37.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2022

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