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Memorable Manitobans: Herman B. Harrison (1869-?)

Real estate agent.

Born at Warwickshire, England in 1869, son of William Lomas Harrison and Harriet Reach, he emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was 16 years old, he operated the real estate firm of Harrison and Company until 1906, when he became senior partner of Harrison, O’Kelly and Burrows. He developed suburban areas in St. James, St. Charles, and Headingley. He built the road for the Suburban Rapid Transit Company to Deer Lodge, later selling it to the MacKenzie interests. In 1890, he married Alice McDermott, who died at Long Beach, California in 1912. They had two children: Robert Harrison and Margery Harrison.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2010

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