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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Daubney (c1860-1895)


He came to Deloraine, Manitoba in 1887 and established the Deloraine Times. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for several community organizations and was an advocate of temperance. While not of robust constitution, he was thought to be of generally good health so his sudden death on 4 February 1895, of blood poisoning arising from a tooth extraction, was unexpected. He left two children and a widow, Florence Edith Greaves, who carried on her late husband’s business, perhaps the first woman in Manitoba to run a weekly newspaper.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Editor Daubney dead”, Manitoba Free Press, 5 February 1895, page 2.

“The late editor Daubney”, Manitoba Free Press, 8 February 1895, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 July 2010

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