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Memorable Manitobans: Bruce Eggo (1872-1914)

Railwayman, theatre proprietor.

Born at Monifilth, Scotland in 1872, he came to Winnipeg in 1889 and found work with the Northern Pacific Railway, rising to the position of ticket agent. He was later transferred to Portage la Prairie where he was agent. He then became a ticket agent at Winnipeg for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 1890s. Early in the 20th century, he gave up railway work and, according to his obituary, “devoted himself entirely to singing”. He worked in musical comedy for a number of years, later giving up stage activities to go into the moving picture business as manager of the Osborne Theatre. He died at Winnipeg on 27 April 1914.

Sources:

“Bruce Eggo dies at parent’s residence”, Manitoba Free Press, 28 April 1914 [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2010

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