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Memorable Manitobans: Skuli Hansson (1880-1961)

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Born in Iceland on 14 March 1880, he came to Winnipeg in 1884. In time, he became the senior partner in the real estate and insurance firm of S. Hansson and Company. During World War One, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a lieutenant in the 90th Winnipeg Rifles. In 1916 he recruited the 197th Scandinavian battalion with which he went overseas.

He died in Winnipeg on 23 December 1961, and was interred in the military section of Brookside Cemetery.


“Major Skuli Hansson Returns” Manitoba Free Press, 9 December 1918, page 7.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1961, page 19.

Page revised: 14 February 2009

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