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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Manning White (1888-1969)

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Harry Manning White
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Engineer.

Born at Chatham, Ontario on 2 June 1888, he graduated in 1910 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. In 1916, he then joined the design office of the Dominion Bridge Company at Lachine, Quebec. Three years later, he was transferred to the company's Winnipeg branch plant that specialized in the design, fabrication, and erection of steel bridges. He became Chief Engineer of the Western Division in 1930, holding the position until retirement in 1956 after which he continued to work as a consulting engineer. He served as President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba (1934). He was a member of the Masons, Khartum Shriners, Niakwa Country Club, Carleton Club, and Builders Exchange. He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 14 July 1969 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George A. DePauw, 1993, page 22.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1969, page 37.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2021

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