Memorable Manitobans: Alexander A. Aird (1855-1916)
Born at Cranston, Ontario on 26 June 1855, he taught school at Brighton, Ontario, and shortly after coming to Winnipeg he was appointed secretary of the Police Commission and Clerk of the Police Court, positions which he held for 35 years. He was married and had one son, Percy Aird. He was a member of the Masons (Master), AOUW (Grand Master), IOOF, and COF. He died at his Winnipeg home, 406 Wardlaw Avenue, on 23 January 1916 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Alexander Aird died on Sunday,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 January 1916. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]
Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.
Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
We thank Lyle Brennen for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 September 2022