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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Conway (1849-1911)

Auctioneer.

Born at Guelph, Ontario in 1849, he came to Winnipeg in 1882, at the time of the great real estate boom, opening an auctioneering business at the corner of Main and Market streets. He later moved to the corner of Portage and Main. After the boom collapsed, he returned briefly to Guelph but came back to Winnipeg, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, Knights of Columbus, and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He died at his Winnipeg home on 12 October 1911.

Sources:

“M. Conway, pioneer auctioneer, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 October 1911. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2010

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