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Memorable Manitobans: William Alsip (1833-1912)


Born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 12 July 1833, he engaged in the brick and tile-making industry in various states before coming to Winnipeg where he founded the Alsip Brick, Tile and Lumber Company around 1900. He had three sons, all of whom worked with him: William Pitt Alsip, Arthur A. Alsip (1868-?), and Elmer Lee Alsip. He was a member of the AF & AM (Ancient Landmark Lodge). He died at his Winnipeg home, 357 River Avenue, on 24 June 1912.

See also:

MHS Centennial Business: Alsip’s Building Products and Services

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sidney Brickworks (Sidney, RM of North Norfolk)

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: People


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“William Alsip dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 June 1912, page 28.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2019

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