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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Barton Rose (1846-1916)

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Harry Barton Rose
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Tailor, community activist.

Born at Poole, England on 30 September 1846, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Ontario. He came to western Canada in 1871, moving to Winnipeg in 1882 where he engaged in the tailoring business. In 1872, he married Margaret Miller (1848-1926) of Toronto, Ontario. They had eight children: Henry Rose (b 1875), Alberta Rose (b 1877), William Rose (b 1879), Howard Rose (b 1881), Ernest Rose (b 1884), Gordon Rose (b 1886), Otta Mae Rose (b 1889, wife of Norman F. Walton), and Lillian Isabella Rose (wife of John Obed-Smith). In 1878, he became affiliated with the IOOF, being one of the five charter members in Manitoba, and serving as Grand Master and Grand Representative. He was also a member of the AF & AM (Ancient Landmark Lodge). He died at his Winnipeg home, 419 Stradbrooke Place, on 8 January 1916 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“H. B. Rose died this morning,” undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

“H. B. Rose dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 January 1916, page 8.

We thank Julia Harding for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2016

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