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Memorable Manitobans: Robert B. “Bert” Henderson (1882-1951)


Born at St. Catharines, Ontario in 1882, son of James Henderson and Jane Black, he moved to Winnipeg as a small child. He attended Carlton School and the Winnipeg Collegiate Institute. He was Vice-President of Henderson Directories Limited, traveling across western Canada in connection with the compiling of directories for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina, and Lakehead. He was a keen curler, being a member of the Assiniboine Curling Club, Granite Curling Club (1918-1928), and the Strathcona Curling Club. He was also a member of the Assiniboine Bowling Club.

In January 1905, he married Mary Clarissa Pritchard. They had five children: Robert P. Henderson, John A. Henderson, Allen Henderson, Mrs. W. Kennety McIntyre, and Mrs. L. M. Adamaon.

He died at Winnipeg on 18 October 1951 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (Deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

“Under The Golden Boy, Manitoba’s M.L.A.s”, Winnipeg Tribune, 12 March 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 126]

“J. P. Lawrie, ex-Conservative MLA, dies at 76”, Winnipeg Tribune, 18 October 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2011

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