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Memorable Manitobans: Henry William Royce Hatch (1902-1975)

Municipal official, farmer.

Born at Oak Lake on 11 November 1902, son of William Levinshire Hatch (1873-?) and Mary Elizabeth Montgomery (1872-1941), he grew up on 27-8-24W south of Oak Lake and resided in the area most of his life. He served as a Councillor and Reeve (1949-1951, 1955-1959) of the Rural Municipality of Sifton. On 1 October 1937, he married teacher Winnifred Isabelle “Winnie” Steen at Oak Lake and they had three daughters and a son as well as a foster daughter. They move to Brandon in 1970 where he died on 3 February 1975 with burial in the Oak Lake Cemetery.

Sources:

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

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 5 February 1975, page 22.

“Around town [Mrs. Winnifred Hatch],” Brandon Sun, 7 July 1979, page 10.

Obituary [Winnifred Isabelle Hatch], Brandon Sun, 4 March 2000, page 18.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 December 2018

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