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Memorable Manitobans: William Arthur Harper (1879-1962)

Building contractor.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 28 November 1879, son of Arthur Harper and Mary Richardson, he came to Winnipeg in the early 20th century and established the Harper Construction Company. He specialized in the construction of grain elevators, building many of them in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. On 14 January 1914, he married Alexandra May Dunlop (1883-1949) at Neepawa. They had no children. He retired to British Columbia around 1936 and died at Victoria on 16 February 1962.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 1962, page 25.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2016

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