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Memorable Manitobans: William Sydney Detlor (1873-?)

Click to enlargeHotel manager.

Born at Napanee, Ontario on 14 October 1873, son of William Valentine Detlor, he was educated at the Napanee Collegiate Institute and Trinity University (Toronto). He worked as a clerk at the Merchants Bank of Belleville, Ontario from 1889 to 1894, then entered the employ of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1894, serving as auditor of passenger receipts at Montreal from 1894 to 1899, then accountant in the general purchasing department at Montreal from 1899 to 1901. He was chief clerk of the Place Viger Hotel at Montreal, chief clerk of the Chateau Frontenac at Quebec, and accountant of the Chateau Frontenac. Coming to Winnipeg, he served as accountant of the Royal Alexandra Hotel, assistant manager in July 1910, then manager since 1 September 1910. In 1895, he married Edith Adelaide Haines. They had two sons and one daughter. Liberal. Presbyterian.


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.

Page revised: 3 April 2010

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