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Memorable Manitobans: Horace Crafts Howard (1865-1914)

Telegrapher, meteorologist.

A veteran of the 1885 North West Rebellion, he resided in Winnipeg for 26 years before his death in the employ as a telegrapher for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was a prominent member of the First Baptist Church, the Astronomical Society, and the Meteorological Society, being in charge of the weather bureau in the city. He died at his Winnipeg home, 654 Langside Street, on 22 September 1914 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Horace C. Howard dead,” undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 26 September 1914, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2015

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