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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: William Winter (1841-1914)

Agent, Mayor of Brandon (1883).

Born in Ontario on 23 February 1841, the son of James and Eleanor Winter, he worked as an express agent with the Canadian Pacific Railway. He arrived in Manitoba during railway construction in the early 1880s and settled at Brandon, where he served as Mayor in 1883, succeeding Thomas Mayne Daly. He was also Chair of the Brandon School Board and a member of the Provisional Board of Governors for the Brandon General Hospital, in 1883. He operated a general store at the corner of Rosser Avenue and Sixth Street.

On 6 April 1863, in Perth County, Ontario, he married Agnes McMillan (c1843-?). They had eight children: Barbara A. Winter (b c1864), James R. Winter (b 1865), Wilhelmina Winter (b 1867), George S. Winter (b c1869), Lillian A. Winter (b 1871), Edward Blake Winter (b 1874), Robert A. Winter (b 1875), and William F. Winter (b 1884).

He left Brandon in 1887 and moved to Detroit, Michigan where he died on 28 November 1914. He is commemorated by Winter Bay in Brandon.

Sources:

1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

Birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

1881 Canada census, Ancestry.

“William Winter, third mayor of Brandon, is dead at 73,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 December 1914, page 11.

Death registration, Michigan Vital Statistics.

We thank Connor Mah and Faye Pearson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 February 2014

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