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Memorable Manitobans: Wilson Hill (1852-1929)

Building contractor.

Born at St. Stephen, New Brunswick on 25 March 1852, he came to Winnipeg in 1872 and was associated with his brother, Alfred Hill, in a building and lumbering business. After establishing himself as a building contractor, he moved to British Columbia where he worked in the same trade. He returned to Winnipeg in 1903 and resided there for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Masons and St. Stephen’s-Broadway United Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 20 East Gate, on 16 June 1929 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hill House (20 East Gate, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Wilson Hill, 25 years’ resident of city, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 June 1929, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2019

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