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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Arnold Burbidge (1874-1955)

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Henry Arnold Burbidge
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Born at St. John, New Brunswick on 1 July 1874, son of judge George Wheelock Burbidge and Alice E. Burbidge, brother of Frederick Maxwell Burbidge, he was educated at the Ottawa Collegiate Institute, Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He commenced a legal practiced at Ottawa in 1898, as a member of the firm of Perkins, Fraser, Burbidge & Gibson. He came to Winnipeg in 1905, and worked as a barrister and solicitor with the firm of Andrews, Andrews, Burbidge & Bastedo. He served as a Lieutenant in the 43rd Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles.

On 18 September 1907, he married Lucie Hope Turner (1880-1963), youngest daughter of Alexander Turner, of Hamilton, Ontario. They had two children: Alexander George Burbidge (1909-?) and Margaret Mary Burbidge (1910-?). In 1911, the family lived at 208 Kingsway. He was a member of the Laurentian Club (Ottawa), Manitoba Club, Winnipeg Golf Club, and Western Canada Military Institute. He was a Conservative and an Anglican.

He died in 1955 and was buried in St. John’s Anglican Cemetery at Hamilton, Ontario.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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.

Henry A. Burbidge, Find-A-Grave.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2019

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