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Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Culver (1850-1900)


Born at Cobourg, Ontario in 1850, he was educated at Cobourg College with an Arts degree. He then studied law at Cobourg and Toronto, practicing law for a few years at London, Ontario. In 1879 he came to Manitoba, was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1880, and practiced law with J. A. M. Aikins in the firm of Aikins, Culver & Hamilton. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1890 and served as a Bencher with the Law Society of Manitoba (1899-1900). On 11 July 1882, he married Agnes Baxter Winks (1857-1904). They had three children: Jean Isabel Culver (1883-1965, wife of Conrad Stephenson Riley), George William Culver (1888-1969, son-in-law of John Waller de Courcy O’Grady), and Albert Fergusso Culver (1890-?). He died at his Winnipeg home on Edmonton Street, on 1 September 1900, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Death of W. H. Culver, Q.C.,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 September 1900, page 8.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2017

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