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Memorable Manitobans: William Parker Fillmore (1882-1978)


Born at Spencer, Iowa on 22 February 1882, son of Charles Wesley Fillmore and Margaret Jane Parker (c1849-1924), he moved to Winnipeg with his family in 1902. He returned to Iowa to finish his education at Grinnel College, graduating in 1904. He practiced law with the firm of Bradshaw, Richards and Affleck in Winnipeg from November 1907, when he was called to the Manitoba Bar, until his retirement in 1972, when the firm was known as Fillmore and Riley. He served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1934 to 1949 when he became a Life Bencher. He was President of the Society from 1946 to 1948 and also served as President of the Manitoba Bar Association. He and wife Violet had two children, Violet Fillmore and Charles Fillmore. During his early years, he was actively involved in baseball in Winnipeg, playing for several teams in the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League. He was President of the Manitoba Boxing and Wrestling Commissions. In 1923, he lived at 777 Warsaw Avenue. He died at Winnipeg on 1 May 1978 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


The Law Society of Manitoba, 1877-1977, edited by Cameron Harvey, Peguis Publishers Limited, 1977, pages 245-247.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 1978.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 July 2017

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