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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Butterworth (1883-?)

Real estate dealer, building contractor.

Born at Manchester, England in 1883, son of Thomas Butterworth, he apprenticed as a carpenter in England before emigrating to Winnipeg in 1905. Five years later, in partnership with F. W. Taylor, he organized the firm of real estate and contracting firm Butterworth & Taylor, specializing in the construction of residences in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In January 1913, the firm was dissolved and Butterworth carried on alone. Two years earlier, on 27 September 1911, he married Florence Isabel Isbister. He was a member of the IOOF (Fort Rouge Lodge No. 79) and the Sons of England. From 1906 to 1911 he was an organizer for the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America on the Canadian Northern Railroad, and from 1910 to 1911, he was president and chairman of the joint protective board.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2010

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