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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Hugh Winearls (1863-1943)

Grain merchant.

Born at Norfolk, England on 22 April 1863, son of Henry Winearls and Elizabeth Martin, he attended Shrewsbury College, graduating in 1880. He ran the home farm for two years then, in 1882, he emigrated to Canada and settled at Beulah, Manitoba where he farmed until 1896. In that year he went to Port Arthur where he engaged in the grain business, eventually moving to Winnipeg, where he served as a commission broker between 1901 and 1919. He served with Boulton’s Scouts during the 1885 North West Rebellion. In 1897 he married May Binnington of Winnipeg. They had three children: Herbert Alymer Winearls (b 1898), Iris Dorothy Winearls (b 1902), and Daphne Winearls. He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange and the Winnipeg Clearing Association, and the Independent Order of Foresters. He died at his Winnipeg home, 580 Gertrude Avenue, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

“H. H. Winearls, veteran of ‘85, dies at home”, Winnipeg Tribune, 28 August 1943. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 136]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2009

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