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Memorable Manitobans: George Walter Ullyot (1850-1925)

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George W. Ullyot
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Contractor, municipal official.

Born in East Whitby Township, Ontario on 1 February 1850, he homesteaded in the vicinity of Manitou and following the arrival of the railway, he planned and supervised the construction of the town. Among the buildings he erected, in 1903-1904, was the Manitou Normal School. He served as Mayor of Manitou, in which capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting, in Brandon, of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities.

He and wife Esther Ann Jackson had nine children: Frederick W. Ullyot (b 1870), Jennie Ullyot (b 1872), Mable Ullyot (b 1875), Bertie Ullyot (b 1878), Harold Franklin Ullyot (b 1884), Dora Jackson Ullyot (b 1886; married to Gordon A. McMorran), Amy Muriel Ullyot (b 1889; Mrs. Alfred L. Lloyd), Georgina May Ullyot (b 1891; Mrs. Charles A. Johnston), and Earnest Elford Ullyot (b 1893). He was a member of the AF & AM, IOOF, and the Foresters.

He retired to Winnipeg in 1920. He died suddenly at his residence, 94 Lansdowne Avenue, on 11 March 1925.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pioneer builder dies suddenly at residence,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 March 1925, page 17.

We thank Ryan Grant for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 August 2014

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