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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Bailey Fisher (1873-1946)

Lawyer.

Born at Cheshire, England on 4 January 1873, son of Charles W. Fisher and Harriett Bailey, he came to Manitoba with his widowed father in 1889, settling on a farm near Minnedosa. He was educated at the Wallasey grammar school near Liverpool, England and at St. John’s College in Winnipeg. He articled in law at Minnedosa and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1903. He formed the law partnership of Maulson & Fisher with Harold F. Maulson, conducting it until 1909 when he practiced alone for six months before moving to Winnipeg. On 25 September 1902, he married Clarissa Pedlar (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had two daughters, Annie Bailey Fisher (?-?) and Mary Clarissa Fisher (?-?). He was a member of the Adanac Club, Knights of Pythias, Sons of England, and the Anglican church. He served as Honorary President of the Dominion of Canada Football Association and Vice-President of the Manitoba Football Association. He was an Independent candidate for Winnipeg in the 1920 provincial general election but was defeated. He died on 17 April 1946 while visiting his daughter at Calgary, Alberta.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1946, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2018

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