Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William Heubach (1859-1914)
Realtor and financier.
Born at Ottawa, Ontario on 15 December 1859, the son of George and Bessie Heubach, he came to Winnipeg in 1879 and acted as private secretary to C. J. Brydges, Land Commissioner of the Hudson’s Bay Company, until 1893. At that time he became manager of the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition.
In 1902 Heubach formed a partnership in real estate with W. J. Christie, a company which was instrumental in developing various districts of Winnipeg. In 1907 he became the senior partner in the real estate and financial firm of Heubach, Finkelstein and Heubach, which firm controlled and partially owned Norwood and Tuxedo. In 1909 he was appointed Vice-Consul of Mexico.
In 1882, he married Jean C. Taylor (1864-1944) at Ottawa. They had two children: Claude C. Heubach and Dorothy Claire Heubach (1894-1969, wife of R. M. Carey). He was Mayor of Tuxedo from its incorporation in 1913. He was a member of the Lakewood Country Club and the St. Charles Country Club.
He died on 1 July 1914. He is commemorated by Heubach Park in the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg.
The Leading Financial, Business & Professional Men of Winnipeg, published by Edwin McCormick, Photographs by T. J. Leatherdale, Compiled and printed by Stone Limited, c1913. [copy available at the Archives of Manitoba]
Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 April 2015
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