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Memorable Manitobans: Peter D. Lyall (1876-?)

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Peter D. Lyall
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Contractor.

Born at Montreal, Quebec on 15 September 1876, son of Peter and Christina Lyall, he attended Montreal public schools and Fettee College before beginning work as a general contractor. Coming to Manitoba, he was President of North West Quarries at Garson and Vice-President of Lyall-Mitchell Company. On 12 June 1896, he married Iday May Johnson and they had, as of 1913, a daughter, Christina Maud Lyall. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Carleton Club, and Augustine Presbyterian Church, and served as President of the Manitoba Curling Association (1909-1910).

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Village of Garson Monument (Garson, RM of Brokenhead)

Sources:

“Genial head of Manitoba Curling Association,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 February 1910, page 19.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

The Leading Financial, Business & Professional Men of Winnipeg, published by Edwin McCormick, Photographs by T. J. Leatherdale, Compiled and printed by Stone Limited, c1913. [copy available at the Archives of Manitoba]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2016

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