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Memorable Manitobans: Philip Burnett (1848-1936)

Building contractor.

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:

Building

Location

Year

Status

McDougall Memorial Methodist Church

939 Main Street, Winnipeg

1891

 

Paulin-Chamber Company Building (with J. A. Girvin)

311 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg

1899-1910

 

YMCA Building (with J. A. Girvin)

276 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1900

 

Bank of Hamilton Building (with J. A. Girvin)

395 Main Street, Winnipeg

1901

Demolished (?)

Miller, Morse and Company Building (with J. A. Girvin)

317 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

1904

 

Trees-Spriggs Building

312 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg

1905

 

Sources:

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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