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Memorable Manitobans: William Harvey (1864-1933)

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William Harvey
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Businessman.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 31 January 1864, he graduated in law from Edinburgh University then came to Winnipeg, where he was manager of the London and Canadian Loan Company. He was appointed Manager of the Canada Permanent Mortage Company in 1900, later serving as Manager of the Standard Trusts Company until 1930 when the firm merged with the London and Western Company. He was a shareholder in several companies in Winnipeg, including the Consolidated Grain Company, a Director of the Western Empire Life Assurance Company, and Manager of the Excelsior Life Insurance Company. He was a member of Knox Church, President of the Caledonian Club, and a Life Member of the St. Andrew’s Society. He was one of the founders of the Middlechurch Home. He died at his Winnipeg home, 112 West Gate, on 27 January 1933 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harvey House (112 West Gate, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“William Harvey, pioneer citizen of Winnipeg, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1933. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2019

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