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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Walter Ellson Fawkes (1880-?)

Manager of the City of Brandon.

Born at Kingston on the Thames, Surrey, England, 1880. Son of the Reverend Arthur William Fawkes and Jane Ellson. Married Ethel Doleman, 1909. Has two daughters. Was educated at Edinburgh University (C.E ) Served four years apprenticeship, Devizes, England, passing through carpentering, brick works, and general construction departments; Engineer with His Majesty’s Office of Works, Scotland; Engineer, Naval Works, Vickers, Sons, and Maxims. Came to Canada, 1907. Resident Engineer, on construction, power development, Town of Campbellford, Ontario. Resident Engineer, City of Peterboro, Ont., waterworks, pumping station, dam and power development. Bridge Engineer, St. Paul, Milwaukee & Chicago Ry. Engineer of Construction, City of Minneapolis, Filtration Plant. Engineer, City of Calgary. Alderman, City of Calgary, 1915-16. Engineer for the Municipality of Summerland and West Summerland, B.C. Advisory and Consulting Engineer for Hamilton Board of Education. Manager, City of Brandon, 3 March 1924. Member, AF & AM, 32nd Degree. M.I.W.E., M.I.M.E., Registered Professional Engineer, B.C., and Ontario. Anglican. Address, City Hall, Brandon, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 15 August 2008

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