Memorable Manitobans: Ward Hollands (1883-1953)
Born at Christine, North Dakota in 1883, he came to Beaudry in 1900, later articling as a law student with Thomas Leonard Hartley. Called to the Manitoba Bar in 1911, he became a member of the firm of Bonnar, Trueman, Hollands, and Robinson, and helped to defend the arrested leaders of the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919-1920. He served as a Bencher (1937-1953) and Secretary (1950-1953) for the Law Society of Manitoba. He was also Chairman of the Law Society committee for free legal aid to indigent persons charged with criminal offences.
On 19 March 1910, he married Roberta Edith Lillian “Dot” Snary (1886-1975) at Winnipeg and they had four children: Hazel Nellie Hollands (1911-?, wife of Arthur Wallace Walkey), Marguerite Mae Hollands (1913-?, wife of Talfryn Idris Davies and R. J. Stewart), Tony Jean Hollands (1915-?, wife of Charles Leighton), and Lorenzo Ward Hollands (1920-?). He was a member of the Blackstone Club and Belgian Club.
He died at Winnipeg on 29 July 1953 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Walter Hollands, Robeta Edith Lillian Snary], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration [Hazel Nellie Hollands, Marguerite Mae Hollands, Tony Jean Hollands, Lorenzo Ward Hollands], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Govt. names ten King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 December 1927, page 1.
Marriage registration [Marguerite May Hollands, Talfryn Idris Davies], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Hazel Nell Hollands, Arthur Wallace Walkey], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Ward Hollands, city lawyer, dies at age 70,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1953.
“W. Hollands 70-year-old QC dies here,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 July 1953.
Death registration [Edith Roberta Hollands], British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Roberta Edith Lillian Hollands], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1975, page 59.
Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 December 2022