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


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.


“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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