Memorable Manitobans: Philip Burnett (1848-1936)
Born at Bampton, Devonshire, England on 30 September 1848, he was living in Wales before moving to New Brunswick where he married his wife Mary Elizabeth Halliday (1859-?). The family moved to Winnipeg in 1879 where he worked as a bricklayer and building contractor. He had eight children: Thomas H. Burnett (1877-?), William John Burnett (1878-1950), Philip J. Burnett (1880-?), David W. Burnett (1883-?), Charles Edward Burnett (1886-?), Herbert Wilford Burnett (1889-1963), Mabel B. Burnett (1895-?), and Hugh Alexander Burnett (1898-1970). He and his family moved to Victoria, British Columbia about 1911 and he died there on 6 December 1936.
Some of the Manitoba buildings that his firm constructed:
1881 Canada census, Ancestry.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
“Ex-Winnipegger dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 December 1936, page 21.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 May 2017
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