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Memorable Manitobans: John Christie Hicks (1856-1917)

Building contractor.

Born in Ontario on 4 July 1856, son of Wellington Hicks and Cecelia Hicks, he worked as a carpenter before coming to Winnipeg where he built a number of residences and apartment blocks. On 23 January 1878, he married Angelina Davidson (1856-1938) at Carleton, Ontario and they had two children: Percy Davidson Hicks (1883-1965) and Evelyn Agnes Hicks (1897-1995). He was found unconscious on the steps of his Winnipeg home, 848 Warsaw Avenue, and died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 4 December 1917. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:





Wellington Apartments

264-276 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg



Lilac Court

172 Lilac Street, Winnipeg



St. Helena Court

226 Cockburn Street North, Winnipeg


Demolished (?)

St. James Court

875 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg



Dunedin Court

793 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg




Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

“Man found unconscious dies in General Hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 December 1917, page 1.

1911 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary [Angelina Hicks], Winnipeg Tribune, 27 August 1938, page 19.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2022

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