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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Charles Tait (1874-1948)


Born in 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 past president of the West Kildonan Curling Club. He and his wife Annie Lily Ferguson, whom he married on 9 February 1910, shared six children: Hugh Tait, Stuart Tait, Lester Tait, Robert Tait, Mrs. L. L. Jones, and Mrs. Keith Halifox. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 26 November 1948.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Ex-Winnipegger dies at coast,” [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 59]

Death registrations, BC Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 1 July 2010

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