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Memorable Manitobans: William George “Bill” Killbery (1904-1981)

Inventor, businessman.

Born at Brighton, England in 1904, son of Thomas and Nellie Killbery, in January 1949, in partnership with his younger brother Thomas John Killbery, he founded Killbery Industries to manufacture agricultural machinery. On 15 June 1930, he married Eleata Sims Knowles (?-2001) at Brandon and they had two sons. He died at Winnipeg on 18 December 1981.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Killbery Industries / MacDon Industries

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 1981, page 56.

Obituary [Eleata Sims Killbery], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2021

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