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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Brown (1870-?)

Horticulturalist, civil servant.

Born at Liverpool, England on 15 January 1870, son of Albert and Elizabeth Brown, he graduated from the Birkenhead Grammar School in 1884 then worked for a few years in the freight office of the Cheshire railroad. He went to Los Angeles, California where he worked in a fruit orchard. In 1889 he came to Canada and settled at Winnipeg where he worked in various nurseries and greenhouses until moving to Brandon as Chief Horticulturalist at the Brandon Experimental Farm. In 1904 he became Editor of The Successful Agriculturalist and, while holding this position, was appointed City Clerk of Brandon, in 1905.

On 19 February 1896, he married Annie Maud Wickett, daughter of John Wickett of Brandon. They had six children: Ethel May Brown, Grace Elizabeth Johnson Brown, Mary Brown, John Brown, Clifford Wilfred Brown, and Irene Brown. He was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Knights of Pythias, Brandon Horticulturalist Society (President), and Brandon Operatic Society (Vice-President).


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2013

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