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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexander Post Office (Alexander, RM of Whitehead)

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The Alexander Post Office, at Alexander in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead, is one of the oldest privately owned post offices in continuous use in Manitoba. Built as a small hotel, residence and store, with the central portion occupied by the post office in 1892, the structure was built by James Frederick Walker, whose family provided postal services to the village until 1949. It became a municipally-designated historic site in 1993.

Postmasters

Period

Postmasters

1882-1883

Loftus Morton Fortier (1858-?)

1884-1885

C. T. Weatherley

1887-1912

James Frederick Walker (c1839-1912)

1912-1949

Janie Elizabeth Walker (1883-1949)

1949

William Alfred Gamley

1949-1979

Nellie Frances Gamley

Photos & Coordinates

Alexander Post Office

Alexander Post Office (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.82996, W100.29561
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Alexander Post Office (415 Second Avenue West, Alexander), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2022

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