Memorable Manitobans: Henry Charles “Harry” Tait (1874-1948)
Born in Manitoba on 27 July 1874, son of William Auld Tait and Joanna Gunn of Headingley, a descendant of the Selkirk settlers, he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway tie department until retiring in 1939. He was co-founder, life member, and President (1925-1926) of the West Kildonan Curling Club. He and his wife Annie Lily Ferguson (?-?), whom he married on 9 February 1910, shared six children: Hugh Ferguson Tait (1913-?), Stuart Tait (?-?), Charles Lester Tait (1919-?), Robert Tait (?-?), Mrs. L. L. Jones, and Mrs. Keith Halifox. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 26 November 1948.
Marriage registration [Henry Charles Tait, Annie Lily Ferguson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Birth registrations [Hugh Ferguson Tait, Charles Lester Tait], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Ex-Winnipegger dies at coast,” undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 59]
Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.
Page revised: 11 November 2022