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Memorable Manitobans: George Thomas Clark Halford (1857-1933)

Building contractor.

Born at Worcestershire, England on 19 February 1857, he immigrated to Canada in 1881 and lived at Toronto before coming to Winnipeg around 1890 and working for many years as a building contractor. He and wife Harriet Causier (1860-1952) had eleven children: Thomas H. Halford (1881-?), Oswald Alfred Halford (1883-1942), Albert G. Halford (1885-1964), Ellen Mary Halford (1887-1982, wife of Tonie Martin), Anna Caudier Halford (1890-1972, wife of William Wyman), Edith Elizabeth Halford (1892-1902), Harriet Halford (1895-?, wife of Walter Carter), William Ewart Gladstone Halford (1897-1977), Dorothy Drew “Etta” Halford (1899-1945, wife of Clifford George Gunner), Richard John Halford (1902-1972), and Edna Ruth Halford (1904-1998). He was a member of St. Giles United Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 361 Pritchard Avenue, on 12 February 1933 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Ebenezer Evangelical Lutheran Church

333 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg

1901

 

Zion Methodist Church

335 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg

1904

Destroyed (1970)

All Peoples’ Mission

470 Stella Avenue, Winnipeg

1909

 

Robertson Memorial Institute Building

650 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg

1911

 

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pioneer contractor of Winnipeg passes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 February 1933, page 3.

Obituary [Ellen Mary Martin], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1982, page 54.

Death registration [Edna Ruth Halford], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Ebenezer Evangelical Lutheran Church, 333 Alexander Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, January 2007.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 January 2021

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