Memorable Manitobans: William Tinniswood Dalton (1854-1931)
Born at Nenthead, England on 21 November 1854, he went to London in 1871 where he trained as an architect. He came to Canada in 1880 and settled at Winnipeg where he worked briefly in partnership with Thomas Parr. From 1881 to 1883 he working during the building boom then joined C. O. Wickenden as an assistant in his Winnipeg office. From 1886 to 1887 he was a draftsman for George Browne. When Wickenden relocated to Vancouver in 1889, Dalton went with him and collaborated on a number of projects before opening his own office in 1893. He designed institutional, commercial and industrial projects around the province. He and wife Francis Walton (1856-?) had two children, both born in Manitoba: Arthur Tinniswood Dalton (b 1883) and Joanna Frances “Ivey” Dalton (b 1885). He was an enthusiastic mountain climber and member of the Alpine Club of Canada. He retired in 1922 and died at Vancouver on 26 May 1931.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Northern Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, edited by Dr. C. W. Parker, Winnipeg: International Press Limited, 1916.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 August 2015
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