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Memorable Manitobans: Sveinn Brynjolfsson (1856-1930)

Building contractor.

Born in Iceland on 3 October 1856, he came to Winnipeg with his family in the 1890s and worked as a building contractor. In 1910, he was appointed Vice-Consul for Denmark at Winnipeg. He and wife Thordis (1860-?) had four sons: Sigfus Brynjolfsson (1881-?), Ingi Brynjolfsson (1882-?), Brynjolfur Brynjolfsson (1887-?), and Burgur Brynjolfsson (1889-?). He moved to Surrey, British Columbia around 1924 and died there on 28 June 1930.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

International Order of Good Templars Hall

635 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg

1906

 

Windsor Apartments

122 Langside Street, Winnipeg

1912

 

Principal Sparling School

1150 Sherburn Street, Winnipeg

1912-1913

 

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“New Danish consul,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 October 1910, page 3.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Deaths and funerals,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1930, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2020

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