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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Rotherham Eade (1882-1976)

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Hugh R. Eade
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Architect, engineer, property appraiser.

Born at Ipswich, England in August 1882, he emigrated to Canada in 1903. He worked as an architect and engineer in Winnipeg where he practised in partnership with his brother W. C. Eade from 1906 to 1910, under the firm name of Eade Brothers. When his brother left the firm, it became H. R. Eade and Company. He also served as Secretary of Western Iron Works Limited. In 1940, he was appointed Assessor for the RM of St. Clements, and he later did property appraisals for other municipalities. On 1 June 1918, he married Constance Aaron at Winnipeg. They had no children. In 1929, he served as President of the Manitoba Motor League. He died at Winnipeg on 8 May 1976.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

May Street Sub-Station / Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 3

541 Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg

1906-1907

 

Gunton School No. 1507

Gunton, RM of Rockwood

1911

Demolished (?)

Teulon Consolidated School No. 1093

Teulon

1917

Demolished (?)

Sources:

“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 October 1910, page 2.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“H. R. Eade head of Motor League for present year,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 February 1929, page 29.

“St. Clements assessor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1940, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 1976, page 19.

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

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2015

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