Manitoba Photographers: Maurice Lyall (c1887-1966)
Born in Scotland around 1887, he came to Montreal, Quebec in May 1908 and worked as a photographer in southern Ontario and the southeastern United States then spent the winter of 1909-1910 back in the UK. In March 1910, he returned to Canada and came to Winnipeg where he established the Lyall Commercial Photography Company. He later worked as a cameraman at Brigden’s Limited and was a well-known church organist. He and wife Jessie Greenwood (c1887-1968) had a daughter. They lived at 836 Jubilee Avenue, Winnipeg. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 28 February 1966 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.
French Broad Hustler [Hendersonville, NC], 15 April 1909, page 2.
1916 Canada census, Ancestry.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1966, page 42.
Obituary [Jessie Lyall], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1968, page 38.
Page revised: 17 December 2017
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