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Memorable Manitobans: Lewis Vivian (1875-1948)

Hotelier.

Born at Belleville, Ontario on 28 February 1875, son of Stephen Vivian and Helen Huycke, in 1896 he came to Manitoba with his family and, for a time, his mother operated a hotel at Elgin. He was connected successively with the Langham Hotel in Brandon, Ryan Hotel in Boissevain, and Metropolitan Hotel in Arcola (Saskatchewan). He ran a general store at Lashburn (Saskatchewan) and had the first hotel in Transcona. He owned and managed the King Edward Hotel in Neepawa.

On 17 November 1903, he married Annie Christina Johnston and they had two daughters: Mrs. Norman Robinson and Mrs. E. D. B. Heming. He was a member of the Masons.

He died at Neepawa on 21 December 1948.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Lewis Vivian, 73, veteran hotelman dies at Neepawa,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1948, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2015

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