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Memorable Manitobans: Henry C. Vivian (1856-1914)


Born in England on 8 September 1856, he came to Canada in 1877 and moved to Winnipeg where he practiced law with Hector M. Howell and Heber Archibald. His law practice closed about a year before his death. He and wife Mary Vivian (1858-?) had two children: Clarence Vivian (1882-?) and Grace Vivian (1893-1913). In late November 1914, he shot himself in the head and died on 23 December 1914 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1901, 1906, and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 April 1913, page 9.

“Attempted suicide,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 December 1914, page 18.

“Vivian recovers from injuries,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 December 1914, page 1.

“H. C. Vivian dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 December 1914, page 1.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2015

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