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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Eskil Hallonquist (1899-1952)

Printer and publisher, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 9 December 1899, he was proprietor of the Swedish Canadian Publishing Company. On 6 August 1924, he married Lillian Margaret Travers at Killarney and they had two sons: Murray E. Hallonquist and William A. Hallonquist. He was a member of the Order of Vassa, Norden Society, Native Sons of Canada, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He served on the Winnipeg city council from 1943 to 1952 but was forced to resign due to ill health. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 3 October 1952 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“E. Hallonquist ex-alderman dies aged 52,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 October 1952, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 1952, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2015

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