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Memorable Manitobans: William Arthur Bradley (1878-1935)


Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 20 September 1878, he was educated at Owen Sound. He moved to Alberta and operated a stage coach line between Lethbridge, McLeod, and Cardston, later taking up ranching with Pat Burns of Calgary. He served in the Boer War. He came to Winnipeg in 1896 and, by 1925, was the proprietor of the Palace Auto Livery and the Bradley Taxicab Company. In 1915, he married Grace Orebaugh (?-?) and they lived at 540 Camden Place, Winnipeg. There were no children. He was a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade, Kiwanis Club, and Anglican church. His recreations included motoring, golf, fishing, and hunting. He died at Winnipeg on 28 April 1935 and was buried in the Assiniboine Memorial Park Cemetery.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Wm. A. Bradley, Palace Garage owner, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1935, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 30 April 1935, page 4.

We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2022

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