Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

AGM 2019
MHS
Annual
General
Meeting

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

Summer Field Trip 2019
MHS
Summer
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Albert William Bell (1862-1914)

Click to enlarge

Albert William Bell
Click to enlarge

Manager, agriculturalist.

Born at Markham, Ontario on 18 August 1862, son of W. C. and Elizabeth Bell, he was educated at the Jarvis Street College (Toronto), Trinity University, and the University of Toronto. He commenced his business career as Assistant Manager of the Toronto Exhibition, in 1888.

He came to Winnipeg in 1906 to accept a position as Manager of the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition Association, holding it until his death. He was also Secretary-Treasurer of the Sheep and Swine Breeders’ Association, Horse Breeders’ Association of Manitoba, and the Canadian Red River Association. In 1893, he married Lila Anderson of Wyoming, Ontario. They had four daughters: Marguerite Bell, Clarice Bell, Alice Bell, and Beatrice Bell.

He died suddenly at his Winnipeg home, 138 Mayfair Avenue, on 6 October 1914.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Free Press Necrology Files”, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 16, University of Manitoba Archives]

“Sudden death of Dr. A. W. Bell,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 October 1914. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2014

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.