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Memorable Manitobans: William Graham (1880-?)


Born in Leeds County, Ontario on 2 January 1880, son of Henry and Salina Graham, he attended public school in Brockville Township, leaving at the age of 13 to spend three years learning the plastering and bricklaying trade. He ran a sawmill before coming to Manitoba in 1901 and working as a journeyman mechanic until he established the Graham Machine Shops at 414 Frederick Street in Brandon. In partnership with his brother, he also bought and sold real estate, and built several houses for sale.

On 29 January 1908, he married Sarah Wilcox in Leeds County, Ontario. They had two children: Marjorie Graham and Charles Graham. The family lived at 360 Frederick Street, Brandon. He was a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge and the Anglican Church.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2010

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