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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Boyce (1855-1919)

Carriage manufacturer.

Born at Sydenham, Ontario on 3 November 1855, son of William Boyce and Kate Lavina Haight, he was educated at Kingston public schools then left at the age of sixteen to learn the carriage business at Collinsby. After a few years, he moved to Toronto. In 1878, he arrived in Winnipeg where he took a job with the firm of Montgomery Brothers. Three years later, he went into business for himself, starting the Boyce Carriage Company, one of the first of its kind in western Canada. He was married twice, first to Mary Eliza Taylor (1855-?) and they had two children: Wilfred S. Boyce (1890-?) and William Norman Boyce (1893-?). His second marriage was to Ada Wilkinson (?-?). He was a member of the IOOF and a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade. He died at Winnipeg on 24 May 1919 and was buried in the St. James Anglican Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boyce Building (316 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Edward Boyce, pioneer carriage builder, dies after 3 years’ illness,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 May 1919, page 1.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2019

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