Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Melville Bannerman (1882-1955)
Born at Poplar Point on 16 June 1882, son of Samuel Bannerman and Margaret Omand (1844-1904), he was educated and farmed at Poplar Point until he was 21 years old. He operated a farm implements business in Saskatchewan for a year. He returned to Winnipeg in 1902 and was employed successively by the Thresher Supply Company and Gaar, Scott & Company. In 1911 he joined his brother Hugh and W. Chalmers Clark Jr. in organizing the real estate firm of Bannerman & Clark. On 5 November 1902, he married Gertrude Moore (?-?), daughter of William Moore of Poplar Point. They had five children: Florence W. Bannerman, Margaret Omand Bannerman, Melville McKay Bannerman, Howard Campbell Bannerman, and Donald Bannerman. He was a candidate in the 1921 federal election for the Portage la Prairie riding but finished a distant third place. He died at his Winnipeg home, 1040 McMillan Avenue, on 29 October 1955.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Selkirk settler descendant dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1955, page 36.
Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss154, Box 16, File 12, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 June 2017
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