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Memorable Manitobans: Walter MacFarlane Borbridge (1880-?)

Businessman.

Born at Ottawa, Ontario on 23 January 1880, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Borbridge, he left school at the age of 14 to take a course at a business college. He then went to Brandon, Manitoba and became connected with the firm of S. & H. Borbridge (later Borbridge Western Limited) where he worked from 1897 to 1902. He resigned to become manager of Lamontague Limited, a general manufacturers agency. He was also a Director of the Hugh Carson Company of Ottawa, and manager of its Brandon branch. On 24 January 1901, he married Nettie Bennett Eames, daughter of F. T. and Mattie Eames of Brandon. They had two children: Jack Matheson Borbridge (b 1902) and Doris Carlisle Borbridge (b 1906). He was a member of the Brandon Club, the United Commercial Travellers, and the Anglican Church.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Marriage and birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2009

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