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Memorable Manitobans: Stewart Murray Battram (1872-1951)

Lawyer, civil servant.

Born at Shakespeare, Ontario on 9 July 1872, he came to Manitoba in 1894. He taught school at Rossburn, Thornhill, and Morden before commencing law studies at Morden, moving to Winnipeg in 1904 and articling with the law firm of Fisher, Wilson, Battram and Hamilton with which he subsequently practiced after being called to the Manitoba Bar in 1905. On 7 September 1910, he married Elizabeth Marion Connor at Morden. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Battram. He was appointed District Registrar of the Manitoba Land Titles Branch in 1919, becoming Registrar General in 1929. He retired from the position in 1940 and was succeed by his assistant, E. A. Pridham, who had worked with him since 1920. He died at Winnipeg on 8 November 1951 and was buried at Shakespeare.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Appointed Winnipeg District Registrar”, Manitoba Free Press, 25 October 1919, page 8.

“S. M. Battram, former Registrar of province dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1951, page 32.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2010

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