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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Franklin Tallman (1856-1927)

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Born at Lincoln County, Ontario on 29 December 1856, a son of William and Mary Ann Tallman, he was educated at the public schools of Beamsville, Ontario. In 1882, he joined his father's business as a manufacturer of ornamental bricks, at Beamsville, and came to Winnipeg that year to establish a branch of the firm.

In 1884, he married Eliza Ann Beamer of Beamsville, with whom he had one son and two daughters.

In March 1907, he was appointed the Street Commissioner for the City of Winnipeg, serving in the position until July 1926.

Tallman died on 2 January 1927, at Winnipeg, after a long illness.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Western Municipal News, 1927, page 51.

Page revised: 23 April 2008

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