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Memorable Manitobans: William Stanley Brock (1879-1953)

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Born at Brantford, Ontario on 21 October 1879, son of Reverend Thomas and Marion Brock, he was educated at Toronto. He commenced a business career with the bag manufacturing firm of J. Dick & Company of Toronto and came to Winnipeg in 1900. He succeeded L. J. Rumford as President of the Rumford Laundry Company. He was also President of the Brandon Steam Laundry and a Director of the Standard Ideal Company at Port Hope, Ontario. In 1904, he married Edith Codd of Winnipeg. They had two daughters. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, Assiniboine Club, Commercial Travellers, and AF & AM. His recreation was hunting. In 1911, he lived at 117 Rose Street, Winnipeg.


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

“Free Press Necrology Files”, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 16, University of Manitoba Archives]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2013

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