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Memorable Manitobans: William Edward Hales (1882-1960)

Brick manufacturer.

Born in England in February 1882, son of Robert Dorrell Hales and Elizabeth Caroline Jordan (1862-1929), he worked in his father’s brickworks at Rapid City and later ran a brickworks at Edrans. He retired from business in 1945. He and wife Carrie Irene Hales (c1891-1982) had four daughters and a son. He was a member of the Winnipeg Lions Club, Greenwood United Church, and Greenwood Lawn Bowling Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 934 Sherburn Street, on 16 May 1960 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“New company to operate clay deposits at Edrans,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 June 1924, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1960, page 36.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1960, page 32.

Obituary [Carrie Irene Hales], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1982, page 64.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2019

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