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Memorable Manitobans: William Tapp (1863-?)


Born at Devonshire, England on 16 July 1863, son of James Tapp and Elizabeth Smith, in 1882 he emigrated with his father to Canada and settled on a farm near Exeter, Ontario. He completed his education there then, at the age of 16, worked for three years in a cheese factory. He came to Manitoba in 1885 and took up a homestead near Broadview. He later took up 320 acres on Township 11, Range 26 near Virden. On 6 March 1887, he married Jennie Lang (?-1903) at Oak Lake, Manitoba. They had six children: Roy Tapp, Wilfred C. Tapp, Katie Tapp, Robert I. Tapp, Gladys Tapp, and Minnie Tapp. After his wife's death, he married Nellie Tweedly on 6 February 1905. He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters and the Methodist Episcopal Church.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 April 2010

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