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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Alvey Wintemute (1887-1958)

Insurance agent.

Born at Cayuga, Ontario on 3 November 1887, son of Francis W. and Elizabeth Wintemute, he was educated at the public and high schools of Ontario. He began work as a grocery clerk in Buffalo, New York in 1896 then started with Manufacturers’ Life at Regina, Saskatchewan in 1906, becoming manager at Calgary, Alberta in 1911. He came to Winnipeg as manager and retired in 1937. In September 1918, he was elected President of the Life Underwriters Association of Canada. On 24 October 1900, he married Johannah Fissette (?-?), with whom he had two children: Karl Fiset Wintemute (c1904-1989) and Marjorie Wintemute (?-?, wife of ? Close). They lived at 904 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg. He was a member of AF & AM and IOOF. He died at Hamilton, Ontario on 22 October 1958.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“Insurance man, P. W. Wintemute dies in Hamilton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1958, page 10.

Obituary [Karl Fiset Wintemute], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 1989, page 22.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2020

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