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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Sims (1872-1955)

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William Henry Sims
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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1914-1915), MLA (1916-1920).

Born at Fergus, Ontario on 4 January 1872, son of William A. Sims and Clara Last, he was educated at Brant School and the Winnipeg High School, receiving a Teachers Certificate. He was married twice; first to Catherine Emily Marsh (?-?), with whom he had a son, Elmir Cecil Sims (1903-?), and on 30 June 1909, to Christina S. M. Mounsey (?-?). He served as a Councillor for the Rural Municipality of Swan River from 1907 to 1913, and Reeve of the same municipality for 1914. He was a Liberal candidate for the Swan River constituency in the 1920 provincial general election but was defeated by Robert W. Emmonds. He died in 1955.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2018

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