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Memorable Manitobans: Halfdar Rudolf Soot (1859-1918)

Grain merchant.

Born in Norway in 1859, he came to Canada in 1884 and to Winnipeg in 1902 where he was Secretary for the North Star Grain Company. He was also the Norwegian Consul at Winnipeg. He lived at 28 Middle Gate (1909-?) and later at 40 East Gate (?-1918). He died at his Winnipeg home, 40 East Gate, on 25 March 1918 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by wife Clara Soot (1861-?) and three children, Roy Soot (1886-?), Gladys Soot (1894-?), and Eimes Soot (1897-?).

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Soot House (28 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 25 March 1918, page 5.

“Funeral for H. R. Soot, Norwegian Consul, to be held on Saturday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 March 1918, page 5.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2019

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