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Memorable Manitobans: Harold W. Trenholme (1878-1925)

Banker, broker.

Born at Montreal, Quebec in 1878, son of lawyer Norman W. Trenholme, he graduated from McGill University then commenced a financial career in Montreal, being transferred in 1905 to a branch of the Bank of Commerce at Fernie, British Columbia. He moved to Winnipeg in 1907 and became manager of the bank branch at Dufferin and Main Street. He resigned the position to become manager of the Dominion Trust Company until the company closed in 1916 whereupon he resumed his position with the bank until 1918 when he became manager of the Winnipeg Mercantile Trust Company. He resigned in 1924 to work in the bond department of the brokerage firm of Allan, Killam and McKay. On 19 September 1912, he married Maud Elizabeth Matheson (1888-1980), a daughter of Archbishop Matheson. They had one son, Wynne Trenholme. He was a keen rugby football player, a golfer, and a member of the Community Players, taking roles in many of their presentations. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 80 St. Croix Street, on 26 February 1925 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Last rites are said today for H. W. Trenholme,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 February 1925. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1980, page 58.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2018

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