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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: William James McMartin (1871-1920)

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William James McMartin
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Businessman.

Born at Martintown, Ontario in January 1871, he moved to Duluth, Minnesota before coming to Winnipeg in 1904. He established the Winnipeg Ceiling and Roofing Company to manufacture sheet metal goods including corrugated iron and metal ceilings, siding, cornices, skylights, and fireproof windows. He was also President of the Edmonton Metal Works (Edmonton, Alberta), Treasurer of the Sheel Metal Manufacturing Company (Calgary, Alberta), President of the Duluth Corrugated and Roofing Company (Duluth, Minnesota), and President of the Economy Foundary (Portage la Prairie). He and wife Maud (1875-1954) had four children: Vernon McMartin (1894-?, wife of Edward Reffell), Ruth Richardson McMartin (1897-?, wife of Guy S. Clarkson), Robert McMartin (1901-?), and Marjorie McMartin (1908-1922). He died of pneumonia at his Winnipeg residence, 283 Kingsway, on 11 April 1920 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

MHS Centennial Business: Westeel

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Business man is pneumonia victim,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 April 1920, page 11.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 15 April 1920, page 6.

“Important announcement to western sheet metal trade,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1922, page 6.

“Returns to visit,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 July 1927, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 September 2018

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