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Memorable Manitobans: James Harold Willard (1881-?)

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James Harold Willard
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Manufacturer.

Born at Wrentham, Massachusetts on 2 January 1881, son of Artemas and Mary B. Willard, he was educated at Wrentham high school. He began working as an assistant cashier at the Bemis Brothers Bag Company at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1900. He moved to San Francisco, California with the same firm, serving from 1903 to 1905 before coming to Winnipeg in 1906 where he was appointed local manager in 1908. On 21 September 1906, he married Jessie Louise Dwire (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had one daughter. He was a member of the Canadian Manufacturers Association, Winnipeg Board of Trade, Commercial Club, AF & AM, and Congregational church. His recreations included hunting and shooting. In 1911, he lived at 256 Nassau Street, Winnipeg.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bemis Bag Company Building / Bag Factory Apartments (311 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 November 2019

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