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Memorable Manitobans: William Lyon Harcourt (1846-1921)

Physician, community activist.

Born at York, Ontario in 1846, son of MP Michael Harcourt, he was educated at the University of Michigan and Rush Medical College then practiced medicine at Chicago, Illinois from 1871 to 1886 and Hamilton, Ontario from 1886 to 1895. He moved to Brandon in 1895 where he was general agent for Manitoba and Saskatchewan of the Hamilton Provident and Loan Corporation until retirement in 1915. He served as an Alderman on the Brandon city council and was a member of the Brandon School Board. In 1906, he was President of the Brandon Liberal Association. He was a member of the Masons and St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. He moved to Los Angeles, California about 1916 and died there on 27 May 1921.


“Dr. W. L. Harcourt dies on Friday at Los Angeles,” Brandon Sun, 28 May 1921, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2014

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