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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Bartholomew (c1894-1931)

Labour agitator.

Born in Ireland, he was an active unionist and socialist in Britain before emigrating to Canada in 1914. He was a prominent speaker for the Socialist Party of Canada in Winnipeg from 1918 to 1921 and played a role in the 1919 strike in Brandon. He joined the Communist Party in 1921 and became its organizer for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Involved in a personal scandal later in the 1920s, he drowned himself in the Red River on 15 November 1931, by jumping from the Provencher Bridge.

Sources:

“Believe man is drowned in river,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 November 1931, page 1.

Times of Trouble: Labour Quiescence in Winnipeg 1920-1929 by David Edward Hall, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1983, page 94.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2014

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