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Memorable Manitobans: William Eddie (1846-1919)

Implement dealer.

Born at Dunnetter, Kincardine, Scotland in December 1846, he came to Winnipeg in 1879 as an agent for the John Watson Implement Manufacturing Company. Five years later he became a traveller for western Canada on behalf of the Massey Manufacturing Company, which he continued until 1906 when he quit to establish his own implement company, situated at the corner of Princess and James Streets.

He and wife Jane had four children: Jane Anne Eddie (b 1870), William F. Eddie (b 1872), Isabella Eddie (b 1873), and Edith M. Eddie (b 1877). He was a member of the Sons of Scotland and the AOUW, a keen gardener and judged produce in annual fairs for 30 years.

He died on 4 July 1919 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.


Birth registrations & 1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“William Eddie, Forty Years Resident, Dead” Newspaper clipping dated 5 July 1919. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Page revised: 20 February 2009

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