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Memorable Manitobans: Edward V. Williams (1866-?)

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Born at Weymouth, England on 5 August 1866, son of E. V. and E. Williams, he went to sea at the age of 12, travelling for five years then settling at Australia in 1884. He worked there in the contracting business until moving to Manitoba in 1895, taking employment with the coal and lumber merchant firm of Barclay & O’Hara, at Brandon. In 1903 he was made accountant for the firm.

On 26 December 1899, he married Rose McCabe of Glasgow, Scotland. They resided at 222 Second Street, Brandon. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2010

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