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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Henry Gilhuly (1857-1935)

Druggist, postmaster.

Born at Carleton Place, Ontario on 18 December 1857, he came to Manitoba in 1881 and settled at Selkirk. He established a drug store there in 1885 and, two years later, was appointed postmaster of the town. He worked for two years as a manager of the Manitoba Telephone System and was a telegraph manager for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was married twice, first to Margaret Morrison (?-1894). They had three children: Margaret Grace Gilhuly (1886-?, wife of C. V. Kennedy), Harold Roy Gilhuly (1888-?), and Norma Gladys Gilhuly (1891-?). In 1898 he married his late wife’s sister, Mary Morrison. They had four children: Ian K. Gilhuly (1898-?), Richard Alan Gilhuly (1900-?), Cecil M. Gilhuly (?-?), and George Morrison Gilhuly (1908-?). He served as President of the Selkirk Board of Trade. He died at Selkirk on 4 September 1935.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 October 2020

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