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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Price Blackwood (1878-1963)


Born in County Kerry, Ireland on 9 December 1878, son of Francis James Lindsay Blackwood and Mary Adeline Glover, he emigrated to Canada in 1897 and settled at Toronto, Ontario where he took up the study of law. He came to Winnipeg in 1905 and was called to the Manitoba Bar the next year. He opened a law office, for a time representing the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1908 he formed a partnership with Joseph Bernier and Noel Bernier. He was appointed a King’s Counsel in 1914. In 1898, he married Lillia Mildred Kirk (1878-1961) and they had three daughters: Hermione Blackwood (1899-?, wife of H. B. Reed), Helen Blackwood (1904-?, wife of G. Hutchison), and Jocelyn Price "Joyce" Blackwood (1905-1988, wife of David A. Wood). The family resided at 266 Harvard Avenue in Winnipeg. During the First World War, he served with the Army Service Corps from 1915 to 1918. He died at Winnipeg on 2 December 1963 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1963.

Obituary [Jocelyn Price Wood], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 1988, page 22.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 December 2020

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