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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred David Jolliffe (1856-1929)

Civil servant.

Born at Stakes, near Waterloo, Hampshire, England on 29 February 1856, son of John Jolliffe and Mary Elizabeth Davis, he was educated at King Edward Sixth Grammarool, P. and O. High Schools, Southampton, England. Accountancy in land. He came to Canada in 1884 and homesteaded near Virden for three years, later working in the law office of H. H. Goulter until 1906. He served with the Drainage Commission in 1906 and was Departmental Auditor until December 1915, when he became Auditor of Revenue for the Province of Manitoba, serving in this position until his death.

He served for twenty-three years in Auxiliary Forces, Second Hants Rifles, Queen’s Westminster Rifles and Manitoba Dragoons. He was a member of the Army and Navy Veterans, the Men’s Musical Club, and St. Luke’s Anglican Church. He was a keen rifle shooter. In 1925, he lived at 109 Norquay, Winnipeg.

He died suddenly of a heart attack in the Manitoba Legislature Building on 21 January 1929.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“A. D. Jolliffe dies suddenly of heart attack,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 January 1929. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2014

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