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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Frederick Lawrence (1887-1953)

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Harold Frederick Lawrence
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Accountant, MLA (1933-1936), MLA (1937-1940).

Born at Burton-on-Trent, England on 17 December 1887, son of Frederick Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Stonehouse, he was educated at public and higher grade elementary schools at Burton-on-Trent. He came to Canada in 1907 and worked as a railroad accountant with Canadian Northern Railways. On 3 July 1912, he married Mary Violet Andrews (?-1947), daughter of C. J. Andrews, of Harbone, Birmingham, England. They had two children: Kenneth Maxwell Lawrence and Raymond Douglas Lawrence. He was general chairman of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees Western Lines (1917 to 1921), and a member of AF & AM Royal Lodge No. 453 (Fort William, Ontario). He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1932 general election, re-elected in 1936. He lived at 276 Horace Street, Norwood. He died in 1953 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

Obituary [Mrs. H. F. Lawrence], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1947, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2018

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