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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Charles Clifford (1863-1956)


Son of the eighth Lord Clifford of Chudleigh, Devonshire, England, he moved to Austin in 1883 where he owned and operated a substantial farm. He served as the Austin postmaster for nearly 50 years, from 1889 to mid-1943. He died, unmarried, on 14 July 1956 and was buried in the Austin Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clifford Barn (RM of North Norfolk)


“Son of peer, Walter Clifford dies at age 93,” The Manitoba Leader [Portage la Prairie], 19 July 1956, page 9.

“Large funeral held for Hon. W. Clifford,” The Manitoba Leader [Portage la Prairie], 26 July 1956, page 5.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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