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Memorable Manitobans: William Homer Hamilton (1913-1997)

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William Homer Hamilton
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Farmer, MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969).

Born at Carman on 6 February 1913, son of John Love Hamilton and Sadie Louise Kilpatrick, he was educated at Sperling High School and Dominion Business College (Winnipeg). In 1932, he began working at the Ogilvie Flour Mills grain elevator at Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. On 28 October 1940, he married Helen June Wickend (?-?), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wickend of Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. They had three children. He was Drainage Maintenance Superintendent for the Rural Municipality of Dufferin from 1946 to the 1960s and a Trustee of the Sperling Consolidated School from 1951 to the 1960s. He was a Progressive Conservative candidate for Dufferin in the 1958 provincial election but was defeated. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1959 general election and was re-elected in 1962 and 1966. He was a member of the United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 29 September 1997 and was buried in the Sperling Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1960.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1997, page 39.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2018

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