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Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Maitland Twiss (1883-?)

Business manager.

Born at Hamilton, Ontario on 30 August 1883, son of J. A. and Mary E. Twiss, he was educated at Hamilton then left school at the age of 15 to join his father in the contracting and building business. In 1908 he became general agent of the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company for the Brandon district, eventually rising to become manager. He was transferred to the Winnipeg office of the firm in 1910. In January 1913, The western and eastern divisions of the company were combined with a head office at Winnipeg with Twiss as manager.

On 13 June 1906 he married Minnie Ada Madder at Medford, Manitoba. They had one daughter. He was a member of the IOOF, Brandon Commercial Club, and the Methodist church.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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: 9 March 2010

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