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Memorable Manitobans: William Walker (1850-?)

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William Walker
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Realtor, municipal official.

Born at Ayr, Ontario on 26 March 1850, son of Robert Walker and Hester Rogers, he worked on the family farm after leaving school, then farmed on his own account. He came to Manitoba in 1882 and settled at Carberry where he opened an agricultural implements business. He later went into auctioneering and real estate. In 1872, he married Elizabeth Chittendon (?-?) of Dumfries, Ontario. They had five children: William Herbert Walker, Maud Winnifred Walker (wife of H. E. Waller), Robert Edward Walker, Mary Josephine Walker (wife of H. L. Cocksedge), and Mona Walker. He was a member of the IOOF. He served for two years as clerk of the county court, one year as a local municipal councillor, and two years as Mayor of Carberry. He was a Liberal candidate for the Norfolk constituency in the 1907 provincial general election.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2018

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