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Memorable Manitobans: William Hay (1866-1947)


Born at St. Andrew’s, Manitoba on 20 August 1866, son of E. H. G. G. Hay, he attended Old St. Andrews School. A mechanical engineer, he headed north in the Klondike Gold Rush and remained in the North on the Mackenzie River for many years as a steam engineer for the Hudson's Bay Company, later on Lake Winnipeg. He later was locks superintendent at Lockport. He died at Lockport on 25 November 1947 and was buried in Old St. Andrew’s Cemetery. His papers are in the Archives of Manitoba.


“William Hay, Lockport, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Pioneer M.L.A.’s son, W. Hay dies”, Winnipeg Tribune, 26 November 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2010

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