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Memorable Manitobans: William H. Dure (1866-1940)

Merchant.

Born at Cannington, Ontario on 19 September 1866, he came to Emerson, Manitoba in 1878 where he started a general store and lumber business. In 1888 he moved to Hallock, Minnesota where he continued business until 1903 when he moved to Williams, Minnesota, a town which he named. He operated his business there until 1912 when he moved to Sturgeon Creek, Manitoba where he had a general store and post office. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 19 August 1940.

Brother of Charles Dure.

Sources:

“Early Manitoba merchant dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1940.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2014

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