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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas William Brady (1864-1943)


Born at St. Catharines, Ontario on 29 February 1864, he married Elizabeth Ann Young on 5 August 1891, at Toronto. The next year, he came to Winnipeg and took work as an optometrist in the Robinson & Company department store. He had four children: Clarence William Brady (b 1892), Laberta Adeline Brady (b 1894; Mrs. John Steel), Della Horton Brady (b 1896; Mrs. John B. Sangster), and Frederick Nelson Brady (b 1902). He was a founding member of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists and also a member of the AF & AM. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 25 May 1943 and was buried in the family plot in Old Kildonan Cemetery.


Ontario marriage registration, Ancestry.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May 1943, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2009

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