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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Henry Crotty (1868-?)

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Thomas Henry Crotty
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Physician, real estate broker.

Born at Forest, Ontario in 1868, son of Henry Samuel Crotty and Sara Johnston (?-?), he came to Winnipeg as a boy in 1879 with his father, who established the first real estate firm in the city. He was educated at St. John’s College (Winnipeg) and Trinity Medical College (Toronto). He served with the 90th Regiment from 1884 to 1885. He commenced practising medicine at Boston, Massachusetts in 1900, returning to Winnipeg and engaging in the real estate business in 1901.

In 1895, he married Emma Willoughby Ryder (1872-?) of Burlington, Vermont. They had two sons: Franklin Crotty (?-?) and Peter O’Crotty (?-?). He served as elected President of the Winnipeg Real Estate Exchange (1913). He was a member of the Carleton Club, AF & AM, and Unitarian church. His recreations included farming and stockraising. In 1911, he lived at 75 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg.

He moved to Los Angeles, California in March 1920. His whereabouts after this time are unknown.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

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

“Exchange loses valued member,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 March 1920, page 16.

“Winnipegger in film firm,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1946, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2019

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