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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Henry Beck (1852-?)

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Herbert Henry Beck
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Born in England on 2 April 1852, he came to Canada in 1872 then moved to Winnipeg where, in partnership with Robert Henry Agur, he was the Manager of the Manitoba Assurance Company. He was later Vice-President of the Empire Loan Company and the Anglo-American Fire Insurance Company. In 1903, he became a founding member of the Winnipeg Stock Exchange. He and wife Florence Hall (1862-?) had five children, all born in Manitoba: Dorothy Beck (1886-?), Margory Beck (1888-?), Hazel M. Beck (1890-?), Anthony R. Beck (1893-?), and Phyllis May Beck (1897-?). He eventually moved to Toronto, Ontario as Managing Director of the Montreal Canada Fire Insurance Company, and became President of the Union Trust Company.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“The Anglo-American,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 February 1906, page 4.

“History of Winnipeg Stock Exchange from its inception” by W. Sanford Evans, Winnipeg Tribune, 10 March 1928, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2018

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