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Memorable Manitobans: Ralph Carl Ham (1902-1942)


Born at Winnipeg on 27 February 1902, son of Arthur E. Ham (1867-1931) and Catherine Pomeroy (1867-1960), he was educated at Mulvey School and Kelvin High School, then received an architectural degree from the University of Manitoba in 1928. He worked as an architect with Northwood and Chivers (1928) and Pratt and Ross (1929) then spent a year working at Regina, Saskatchewan. He returned to Winnipeg and worked in private practice until 1934, when he became a partner in the firm of Green Blankstein Russell and Ham. On 19 October 1929, he married Mary Kathleen McMillan (?-?) at East Kildonan. They had two sons. He died suddenly at his Winnipeg residence, 272 Harvard Avenue, on 26 June 1942 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


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

“Ralph C. Ham, architect, dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1942, page 13.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

GBR: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates, An Architectural Legacy by Jeffrey Thorsteinson and Brennan Smith, Winnipeg: Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2017, page 143.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2017

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