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Memorable Manitobans: William Thraves Davis (1882-1954)


Born at Nottingham, England on 26 May 1882, he came to Canada in 1905 and arrived at Winnipeg in 1910 where he worked with Samuel Hooper and later his son, John Simpson Hooper. Although he held memberships in architectural organizations in Manitoba and Ontario, few records of his work have been found. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 5 July 1954.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





Telephone Exchange Building

Victoria Avenue, Transcona



Rivera Court

161 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg




1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“New telephone building for Transcona people,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 June 1912, page 8.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2021

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