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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Mitchell McFadyen (1891-1941)

Click to enlargeBusinessman, municipal official.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 4 September 1891, son of Archibald McFayden and Lydia Hayter, he was educated at Toronto public schools, after which he began delivering newspapers for Toronto dailies. He came to Winnipeg in 1910 and was sales manager for the western district of the Standard Underground Cable Company of Canada and later sales engineer of the Canada Wire and Cable Company.

On 4 February 1914, he married Laura Evelyn Spence. They had a daughter. He was elected to the municipal council of St. Boniface in 1923 and 1924. He served as President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities in 1927 and 1928. He was for several years President of the Manitoba Electrical Association, and a Director of the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba. He was a member of the Young Conservative Lacrosse Club, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Carleton Club, AF & AM (St. John’s Lodge), and St. George’s Anglican Church.

He died at St. Boniface on 23 November 1941 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


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

“Arthur McFadyen, former St. Boniface alderman, is dead”, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1941, page 9.

Page revised: 14 February 2010

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