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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Ross Halpin (1854-1930)

Civil servant.

Born on 21 July 1854, he came to Fort Garry in the spring of 1872 and worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company for 40 years. He was later employed with the federal Indian Department and was reputed to be well acquainted with “Indian tradition and legend in the west”. During the 1885 North West Rebellion he was taken prisoner by Big Bear for six weeks. He was married twice; first to A. M. Elliott of Regina and second to Flora B. Leask of Selkirk, Manitoba. He died at his Winnipeg home, 501 Young Street, on 5 May 1930.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Henry R. Halpin dies, historic link broken”, Manitoba Free Press, 6 April 1930. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Page revised: 16 December 2009

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