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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Henry Gilhuly (1857-1935)

Druggist, postmaster.

Born at Carleton Place, Ontario on 18 December 1857, he came to Manitoba in 1881 and settled at Selkirk. He established a drugstore there in 1885 and, two years later, was appointed postmaster of the town. He worked for two years as a manager of the Manitoba Telephone System and was a telegraph manager for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was married twice, first to Margaret Morrison (?-1894). They had three children: Margaret Grace Gilhuly (b 1886, wife of C. V. Kennedy), Harold Roy Gilhuly (b 1888), and Norma Gladys Gilhuly (b 1891). In 1898 he married his late wife’s sister, Mary Morrison. They had four children: Ian K. Gilhuly (b 1898), Richard Alan Gilhuly (b 1900), Cecil M. Gilhuly, and George Morrison Gilhuly (b 1908). He served as President of the Selkirk Board of Trade. He died at Selkirk on 4 September 1935.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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