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Memorable Manitobans: Welford Beaton (1874-?)

Journalist, real estate agent.

Born at Orillia, Ontario on 11 February 1874, son of Donald J. and Mary Beaton, he was educated at Manitoba public schools. In 1895, he began work as a reporter, with the Manitoba Free Press, and later as sporting editor of the Montreal Herald (1898-1899), and editor of the Nelson (BC) Daily Miner (1901-1902). He went to Seattle in 1903 in connection with the Seattle Times and was chief of the Department of Publicity for the Alaska-Yukon Exposition at Seattle, in 1909. He returned to Winnipeg and, in 1911, was an agent with the firm of Beaton & Vezina, Enderton Building, Winnipeg. In 1908, he married Louise Tye at Spokane, Washington and they had one son and one daughter. The family lived at 59 Alloway Avenue, Winnipeg.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2014

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